Five Ways

Five Ways
 ; Quinque Viae
   This term refers to the five arguments elaborated by Saint Thomas Aquinas (ca. AD 1225-1274) as ways for human reason to prove the existence of God: (1) prime mover, (2) first cause, (3) necessity, (4) unlimited cause, and (5) design.

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