Update: Since I have recently come to accept, at least tentatively, the existence of some kind of God, this project of examining various “proofs” of the same is now on the back burner. I do still intend to return to it occasionally, though, and — eventually — to finish evaluating all 20 arguments.
In their Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli bring together and summarize 20 different arguments for the existence of God. Going through that list and examining each of the arguments in turn is an ongoing project at this blog.
For the reader’s convenience, this page links to each of K & T’s original arguments and to the commentaries and critiques I’ve written so far. It will be continually updated as I make my way through the list.
- The Argument from Change and my critique
- The Argument from Efficient Causality and my critique
- The Argument from Time and Contingency and my critique
- The Argument from Degrees of Perfection and my critique
- The Design Argument and my critique
- The Kalam Argument and my critique
- The Argument from Contingency
- The Argument from the World as an Interacting Whole
- The Argument from Miracles
- The Argument from Consciousness
- The Argument from Truth
- The Argument from the Origin of the Idea of God
- The Ontological Argument
- The Moral Argument
- The Argument from Conscience
- The Argument from Desire and my critique
- The Argument from Aesthetic Experience (not really an argument) and my critique (not really a critique)
- The Argument from Religious Experience
- The Common Consent Argument
- Pascal’s Wager
Note: Chrstphre Campbell, a regular commenter at this blog, has his own analysis and critique of this list of arguments, which you can read here.