Arguments for the Existence of God – Best Books on the Topic

A British website Five Books published an interview with Edward Feser – one of the leading American historians of philosophy – on the five books he considers the best in the field of arguments for the existence of God. Three of the books indicated by Feser are directly connected with Thomas Aquinas. These are:

  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Questions on God, eds. B. Davies, B. Leftow, Cambridge University Press 2006;

  • B. Davies, The Thought of Thomas Aquinas, Clarendon Press 1993;

  • G. Kerr, Aquinas’s Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia, Oxford University Press 2015.

In the interview, Feser intelligibly discusses Aquinas’ “Five Ways” of the arguing for the existence of God, their place in Aquinas’ thought and – separately – an argument presented in the work De ente et essentia.

Edward Feser is currently a professor of philosophy at the Pasadena City College. He authored the books like Five Proofs of the Existence of God (Ignatius Press 2017),  Aquinas (Oneworld Publications 2000) and The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism (St. Augustine’s Press 2008). As he states, although for some part of his adult life he was an atheist, he converted to Christianity as a result of reading thoroughly the works by Aquinas and Aristotle.