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Did God create the universe? Is his existence required to explain how and why something exists, rather than nothing? The Cosmological Argument for the existence of God answers “Yes” to both of these questions. Here, I present three variants of that argument – the First Cause Argument, the Temporal First Cause Argument, and the Sustaining First Cause Argument.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
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- Duration: 30:08
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- Tags: Christianity, Cosmology, Creationism, God, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Science, Theology, Thomas Aquinas
- About Cosmological Arguments
- Temporal First Cause Argument
- Sustaining First Cause Argument
- Necessary Cause Argument
- How to develop objections
- PDF of Relevant Readings for This Episode
- Bible: New Revised Standard Version: web, hardcover, and kindle
- Atheism: The Case Against God by G.H. Smith
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Cosmological Argument
- The Miracle of Theism by J.L. Mackie
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