Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Point of Culmination

Point of Culmination "This point is found in the idea of self-subsistent being. This idea unifies the five ways as a common keystone unifies five arches. Five attributes appear, one at the end of each way, in ascending order thus: first mover of the universe, corporeal and spiritual, first efficient cause, first necessary being, supreme … Continue reading Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Point of Culmination

Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways

Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways “All these proofs rest on the principle of causality: Anything that exists, if it does not exist of itself, depends in last analysis on something that does exist of itself. To deny this principle leads to absurdity. To say “a thing contingent, that is, a thing which of itself … Continue reading Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways