proofs for the existence of God
- This term (from the Latin probare, meaning "to prove") generically refers to theoretical arguments that are intended to lead to a particular conclusion. In Christian history, theologians have proposed many different types of proofs for the existence of God; perhaps the most famous are the Five Ways or Quinque Viae and the ontological argument for the existence of God.
Glossary of theological terms. John T. Ford. 2014.
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