Theology Must Prove the Existence of God

Theology Must Prove the Existence of God

October 8, 2018 0 By Felso

It might be maintained that the first duty of a philosophical theology, indeed of any theology, is to prove the existence of the God whose nature it professes to expound.

The difficulty of this preliminary task is so great that theology tries in general to escape it ; pointing out that every science starts from some data, some fact taken for granted.

The physicist is not called upon to prove the existence of matter, nor the historian to prove the existence of his documentary authorities. Granted that matter exists, the physicist will tell you what it is like ; and theology must claim to exercise the same freedom in the choice of a starting-point.