Evidence of God from Contemporary Science & Philosophy [Spitzer Scholarly Article]

Evidence of God from Contemporary Science & Philosophy [Spitzer Scholarly Article]

In this article, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. gives evidence for God from Contemporary Science & Philosophy.

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The contemporary evidence for God—from philosophy, science, and the medical study of near death experiences is enormous. This essay presents a good cross section of that evidence, but does not exhaust it. Here we will discuss three principle areas of evidence for God:

  1. The contemporary scientific evidence (including the Borde-Vilenkin-Guth Proof, the entropy evidence, and fine-tuning evidence at the Big Bang) – the First Topic.
  2. Two contemporary philosophical proofs of God’s existence (a contemporary Thomistic metaphysical proof and a Lonerganian proof – the Second Topic.
  3. The transcendental attributes of God (perfect being, truth, love, justice/goodness, and beauty) – the Third Topic.
  4. The discussion of evidence for God from medical studies of near death experiences will be deferred to Chapter 2 –which will look at the evidence for our transcendent soul (capable of surviving bodily death).

The Fourth Topic of this chapter will be concerned with six issues arising out of the scientific and philosophical evidence for God:

  1. Can the existence of God be disproved?
  2. If the evidence for God is so probative, why do we need faith?
  3. If the scientific and philosophical evidence is so probative, why are some scientists atheists?
  4. The Bible and science.
  5. Evolution and Catholic teaching.
  6. The possible existence of aliens

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Read Also:

Can Science Indicate Creation?

Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

Philosophical Proof of God: Derived from Principles in Bernard Lonergan’s Insight

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Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) and is currently the President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe“.

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