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St. Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs of God

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Which of these did Aquinas write?

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1. In his Five Proofs, Aquinas argues

2. Which of these is NOT one of Aquinas' Five Proofs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the most notable philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages, St. Thomas Aquinas is perhaps best known for his Five Proofs of God. This quiz will assess you on the basics of his proofs and the specifics of each argument. The questions will go over some points from the lesson, such as Aquinas' argument from design and his important philosophical works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Aquinas' philosophical works
  • Focus of the Five Proofs
  • Argument in the proof from design
  • Summaries of Aquinas' propositions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall key details on Aquinas' Five Proofs and the specific arguments used in each proof
  • Knowledge application - take the knowledge you've derived from the lesson to identify each of the Five Proofs, Aquinas' basic arguments, and works written by Aquinas
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information about Aquinas' beliefs

Additional Learning

To learn more about the theological arguments of St. Thomas Aquinas, review the corresponding lesson called St. Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs of God. This lesson details the following:

  • Proof of Motion
  • Proof of Causality
  • Proof of Contingency vs. Necessity
  • Proof of Perfection
  • Proof of Design
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