William Lane Craigs Kalam Cosmological argument

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  • Created on: 23-12-19 23:26

The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of God based on evidence of the universe. It is an "a posteriori" inductive argument that posits to prove the existence of God through evidence and experience. The word "kalam" is an Arabic word which means to argue or discuss. In the 9th and 11th century Islamic scholars Al kindi and Al Ghazali put forward a cosmological argument that argued everything having a cause was a simple law of the universe. Therefore, it was logical to assume the universe itself must have a cause. Moreover, the case of the universe must be outside of the universe itself. Therefore, as the cause of the universe must be something outside of itself it must be non-physical in nature. This non-physical nature is 'God'. This argument was then modernised by Christian apologist William Lane Craig. 

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