Lonergan’s proof may be stated as follows:
If all reality is completely intelligible, then God exists.
But all reality is completely intelligible.
Therefore, God exists.
We will first prove the minor premise—“all reality is completely intelligible” (Section I)—and then prove to the major premise—“if all reality is completely intelligible, then God
exists” (Sections II-V).
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“.