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Miracles and laws of nature

Abstract:
In this paper, I argue that miracles should not be defined as involving violations of natural laws. They should be defined as signs of particular volitions of the deity or of other supernatural agents. I suggest that one may, without any prior belief in the existence of such supernatural agents, reasonably come to believe that one has witnessed miracles.
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0034412500005473

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-58.
Publication date:
2001-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
URN:
uuid:f5b88606-59c8-4f12-a127-34be34fb40a2
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ora:1494
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English
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