Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
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Proofs of the Existence of God

  • Tomas Ekenberg
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_421


The question whether God exists, although not in itself an issue for a faithful Muslim, Christian, or Jew, continually attracted the interest of religious thinkers throughout the Middle Ages. Fueled by metaphysical, epistemological, and logical considerations inspired by Ancient Greek philosophy, the discussions brought to the forefront questions about being and existence, time and causal dependence, the limits of human knowledge, and the strengths and limitations of reasoning and demonstration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas Ekenberg
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden