Cosmological Argument

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What is the Cosmological Argument also known as?
The First Cause Argument
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What does "Cosmo" mean in Greek?
Universe
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What was St.Thomas Aquinas' book called?
Summa Theolgica
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What was WAY 1?
Motion / Change
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What is the first / prime mover called?
The Unmoved Mover
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What was WAY 2 called?
Cause
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What did Aquinas reject?
Infinity
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What was WAY 3 called?
Contingency
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What does "Contingency" mean?
Things come into existence and then cease to exist
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What does "Kalam" mean?
to "Discuss" or "Argue"
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Who were the two 9th century scholars who founded the Kalam Argument?
Al Ghazali + Al Kindi
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What type of infinity do the scholars reject?
Actual Infinity
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What was William Lane Craig's belief on how God created the universe?
Ex Nihilo (out of nothing)
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Richard Swinburne believes that the Cosmo argument is the simplest explantion. What is the definition of this?
Occams Razor - The simplest explantion is usually the right one
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