The cosmological argument

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What scholar is associated with the Cosmological Argument
St Thomas Aquinas
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Is the Cosmological argument
A posteriori
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St Thomas Aquinas was the author of which book?
Summa Theologica
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Which scholar was influenced by Aristotle, which led to the Cosmological argument?
St Thomas Aquinas
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Which Greek word meaning world gave the Cosmological argument its name?
Cosmos
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What is the main question of the Cosmological Argument?
Why does the universe exsist?
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The cosmological argument is also referred to as...
Aquinas' first three waves arguing for God's exsistence
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The cosmological argument is also inductive. What does this mean?
Where specific examples lead to accept general propositions
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Aquinas argues that God reveals himself in which two ways
Biblical revelation and Natural revelation
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In which century was philosopher Aquinas writing?
13th Century
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What is the first wave known as?
The argument of the unmoved mover
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Aquinas agrees with Aristotles argument that...
things move from a state of potentiality to a state of actuality
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Aquinas rejects the idea of infinite regress which means that...
the universe went back in time with no beginning
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What is second wave of the Cosmological argument known as?
The argument of the first cause
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What example is used to illustrate causation?
The dominoes
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The third wave of the cosmological argument is known as what?
The argument from contingency
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What example is used to illustrate contingency?
You are dependent on your parents for existence
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What does Aquinas refer to God as, in contigency?
A necessary being
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Kalam is an arbaic word which means what?
to discuss/to argue
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The Kalam argument is taken from which scholar's ideas?
Aristotle
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What faith were Aquinas and Craig?
Christian
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What did Craig believe?
That everything that begins to exist must have a cause
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What did Craig refer to God as?
A personal, intelligent agency to choose that the universe should exist
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Which example is used to illustrate the Kalam argument?
The infinte libary
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What did Aquinas name his 5th way?
From the governance of the world
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What does the telelogical argument attempt to argue?
That the universe was designed (made)
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Aquinas believed that objects without knowledge could only achieve their end goal if...
Directed by an intelligent knowledgable being
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