Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

Chapter 1: Why do We Believe in God?


Why Do We Believe in God?

Book Resources: Chapter 1: Why do We Believe in God?

Film Focus Point: Fr. Robert Barron covers several arguments of why we believe in God, including the idea of only being able to desire something we know, the world as intelligible, Benedict XVI’s argument in Introduction to Christianity, and the argument of contingency that is supported by the writings of Dorothy Day.

Text Focus Point: Page 5

Discussion Questions

  1. List and explain three of the arguments presented by Fr. Barron.
  2. Which of the arguments seems the most convincing to you? Why?
  3. According to Pope Benedict XVI and Fr. Barron, how are science and religion related?

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