This page features a collection of the best resources on the existence of God. To get started, simply choose the type of resource that best suits your learning style.
If you want a comprehensive overview of the idea of God:
- Read the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Western Concepts of God. However, it is quite long at around 9000 words. Here’s a short excerpt that introduces the differing ideas of God:
“Western concepts of God have ranged from the detached transcendent demiurge of Aristotle to the pantheism of Spinoza. Nevertheless, much of western thought about God has fallen within some broad form of theism. Theism is the view that there is a God which is the creator and sustainer of the universe and is unlimited with regard to knowledge (omniscience), power (omnipotence), extension (omnipresence), and moral perfection. Though regarded as sexless, God has traditionally been referred to by the masculine pronoun….”
If you’re looking for a somewhat shorter and more engaging introduction:
If you’d prefer a video introduction:
If you prefer audio and podcasts:
- Listen to Richard Swinburne discuss The Existence of God on The Philosopher’s Zone podcast [12:08 mins]
If you’d just like to casually browse a few quotes:
While these resources are a great starting point, there’s only so much you can learn by using free online resources. If you want to learn more, check out this list of the Best Books on God
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