How did God create the world around us so that we can understand Him?
God created the universe so that the human mind could naturally come to a knowledge of Him by observing our surroundings. But how exactly does this happen? How can we be sure that there is a spiritual reality underlying everything or that one even exists at all?
Following upon the first volume, Logic, which teaches the student how to think well, Philosophy of Nature seeks to help man understand how to view the material universe that surrounds him and to see the order that God has instilled in it. The basic concepts of matter, form, and motion are addressed so that the modern attacks upon each one’s existence can be repelled. Nearly every philosophical error of modernity stems from a misunderstanding of the material world; this bad philosophy of nature has led to catastrophic conclusions that deny the spiritual world and prevent a right view of things according to the mind of the saints, the Church, and God Himself.
Understand the Church’s explanation of how the material world around us exists according to the philosophy of Saint Thomas, and deepen your understanding of the
“first book” that God wrote—the material universe—so that we can see His mark in every aspect of creation.
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