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    Saint Thomas Aquinas struggled with the question of "What is God?" Discuss Saint Thomas Aquinas and the five main premises of his argument for the existence of God?. How does the Catholic Church deal with his views?

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    Saint Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher, theologian, Doctor of the Catholic Church, and is the patron saint of Catholic Universities, colleges, and schools. He was born in Rocca Secca, Italy, in 1225 and was born into a wealthy family. He even was related to the kings of Aragon, Castile, and France. His journey into Catholic beliefs seemed predestined, for he was told when he was a young child that he would become a friar and no one would be equal to him. He started his questioning of faith and religion when he was a youngster, frequently asking his teachers, "What is God?"

    Saint Thomas arrives through logical argument at the conclusion that God must be present in all things. In humans He is especially present, through grace, in the form of the Holy Spirit. Saint Thomas also said that we can know and love God, but we cannot fully comprehend him in our time here on Earth. Saint Thomas had five main reasons for the knowledge of the existence of God. I will now expound on these five points in detail.

    Saint Thomas Aquinas' first way to prove the existence of God was the argument of motion. By his common ...

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    This solution discusses Saint Thomas Aquinas and the five main premises of his argument for the existence of God. It also examines how the Catholic Church deals with his views.