Aquinas’ Arguments for the Existence of Angels: Demonstrative or Merely Probable

Gregory Doolan

Catholic University of America

One source of tension that people find between science and religion is that the former focuses on material reality while the latter invokes and makes claims about spiritual realities of an immaterial nature. To some, the lack of scientific evidence for spiritual realities make them questionable at best, and nonsensical at worst. This online series will explore natural arguments for the existence of spiritual realities, namely, God, angels, and the human soul. Primarily philosophical in nature, these talks will look at both classical and contemporary defenses of the immaterial. By providing reasonable arguments for the existence of a spiritual order, we can deepen our vision of reality. The beauty and complexity of the physical order that science provides can be placed in harmony with the broader reality physical reflection and revelation provide.