The Tests of Content and Miracle

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239680
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598562 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Tests of Content and Miracle

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The evidence that some purported propositional revelation does indeed come from God will be its content (that it is deep and, in so far as we can judge by independent criteria, true) and that it is authenticated in a miraculous way. A miracle is a violation of a law of nature, which God alone can bring about. Christianity (unlike Judaism, Islam, and Eastern religions) is a serious candidate for having a revelation authenticated by a miracle—the Resurrection of Jesus.

Keywords: Christianity; Islam; Jesus; Judaism; miracle; Paley; Resurrection; revelation

Chapter.  6036 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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