Ontological: Argument based on reason

Preview of Lesson Plans:

PP: What is God like? Discuss answers

Draw perfect island – stick on the board.

What are the potential problems with this argument?

Read original texts in booklet from Anselm and Gaunilo: write down one quote from each.

Who do you think is more convincing: Anselm or Gaunilo– why?

Write an introduction for: “Anselm successfully avoids Gaunilo’s weaknesses”

Plan 5 paragraph structure as a class

Update glossaries

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