Adelaide Chapter

The 5 ways of Thomas Aquinas

September 14, 2017

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Date(s) - 14/09/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Classroom 3, Ground floor, Tabor College (carpark entry from Mitchell Street)


The “Five Ways” are five logical arguments for the existence of God and are summarized by the 13th-century Catholic philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas in his book Summa Theologica. Thomas Aquinas is regarded by many as one of the world’s greatest philosophers and the Roman Catholic Church consider the Summa Theologica second to the Bible in authority.  The “Five Ways” are;

  • the unmoved mover;
  • the first cause;
  • the argument from contingency;
  • the argument from degree;
  • the teleological argument, also called “argument from design”

Stephen White will describe these 5 arguments and discuss whether these arguments are valid in our scientific age.

Stephen has had a career as a physicist in the defence industry in South Australia and is a councillor in the City of Salisbury.

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