Five Proofs of the Existence of God
Ignatius Press,330 pages
In a book that breaks down philosophical arguments into accessible language, Edward Feser explains five means to prove God’s existence through “natural theology” — human reason unaided by divine revelation. It’s not an explanation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ “five ways,” although Aquinas’ proofs are explained along with those of Aristotle, St. Augustine, the neo-Platonics, and the rationalist philosophers. There’s a lot to take in here, to be sure, but Feser presents his material in a way both thinking laypersons and philosophy students can appreciate. A thorough discussion on the nature of God, his relationship to man, and answering typical objections completes this masterful work.