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General Articles

Philosophical Proof for the Existence of God

God's Omnipotence

Can God feel Sorrow?

An Analysis of the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas

The Summa Theologica contains a wealth of information on Catholic teachings, theology and scholastic philosophy.  The voluminous work contains teachings on the nature of God, the angels, man, the work of creation, the sacraments, epistemology, the  afterlife, death, sin, grace and much more.  The following articles each examine a traditional Catholic teaching and illustrate St. Thomas Aquinas' treatment of the teaching in his work.  A philosophical proof is offered at the end of each article.  For those who are unfamiliar with philosophy in general or scholastic philosophy in particular, I highly recommend reading an Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy before reading the other articles.

Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy

The Nature of God

God Exists

God is not composed of Aristotelian matter and form

God is the Same as his Essence

God is Incorporeal (God has no body)

Essence and Existence are the Same in God (Aseity of God)

God is Simple

God is Perfect

The Perfections of all Things are in God

Metaphysics of the Universe

Goodness and Being are the same

Every being is good