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The Pat Flynn Show

Jul 28, 2019

Pat Flynn is joined by professional philosopher and professor Dr. Robert Delfino to discuss Thomas Aquinas and his famous "proofs" for the existence of God, particularly the 3rd way argument from possibility and necessity. 

In this episode:

  • What is metaphysics? And how does the knowledge philosophy gives us differ from that which is arrived at through the physical sciences?
  • What did Aquinas mean by "proof"?
  • The argument from possibility and necessity for God's existence and transcendent nature (Aquinas's famous 3rd way)
  • Overcoming common misunderstandings and objections to the argument
  • What can philosophical arguments reveal about the nature of God?
  • Finally, does this "god of the philosopher" correspond in any significant way to the God of the Bible?

Show Notes and Related Episodes

Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas

How Reason Can Lead to God with Josh Rasmussen