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Saint Augustine

lived from 354-430 from Hippo Africa his mother is saint Monica he outlined the three levels of faith

3 levels of faith

faith as reason, faith as knowledge, faith as the beatific vision of God

God is real

3 word statement for theism

God not possible

3 word statement for atheism

Fredrick Nietzsche

1844-1900 father of modern pure atheism said that God is dead and we have killed him

good and evil

two things that die with God

survives the death of God


Chapter 1

call to holiness

chapter 17


thomas merton

trapist monk wrote the existence of God


supreme court does not allow theology to be taught in public schools and merton wrote the existence of God

saint lawrence

burned to death


latin for saint


demonstrated by doing good

contingent being

a being whose existence is dependent on others

pure and absolute being

a being that always was that does not depend on others to exist

faith as reason

natural intellectual process that leads the human intellect to the conclusion God Possible

God Possible

statement for faith as reason


from the same time

Joseph Strongwolf

Chief of the Nez Perce tribe lived from 1840 to 1904 he was a theist

Faith as Knowledge

Experiential relational knowledge acquired when one risks discipleship involves freely choosing to seek the reality and truth about God.

why we have god thought

god created us

the beatific vision of God

new dimension of being a person can separate themselves from the overwhelming recognition that all life especially human life is a sacred gift from a loving God. a person enters this by the habitual practice of which brought the person to faith as knowledge

statement for the beatific vision

God is

victor frankl

German Jewish physiatrist practicing in Germany in the 1930's wrote Man's Search for Meaning... at least when my family died they died with their humanity these poor Nazis don't stand a chance

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A German Lutheran Pastor wrote books 1930's The Cost of Discipleship and Letters from a Nazi Jailhouse... I love you and I forgive you... beaten in jailhouse said masses on Sunday but they beat him for what he said- use of freedom and God thought

Mother Teresa

Sisters of Lerato sent to India went from teaching to more. Started the sisters of charity. saw God calling her to help the poor changed world took Christ's word so seriously Catholic 20th century

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Doctor in Christian Theology vision of life, radically Christian lived the gospel of God, Baptist

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