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Juarez, P. (Paulo). "From the Unity of the World to God. A Teleo-Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence". Scientia et Fides. 5 (2), 2017, 283 - 303
In this paper I pursue an avenue of argument implicit in Patristic thinkers — such as Tertullian and Athanasius — and explicit in the thomistic and scholastic tradition. I argue that there is an ontological unity to the world, and that this unity calls for an explanation in terms of a transcendent cause, traditionally identified with God.