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Supernaturalistic Explanations

Phillip H. Wiebe

in Visions of Jesus

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780195126693
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853366 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126693.003.0006
Supernaturalistic Explanations

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This chapter scrutinizes various explanatory proposals, either specifically for Christic apparitions or for apparition phenomena in general. It considers explanations suggesting transcendent causes, or what is more commonly called “supernaturalism.” It shows how recent developments in understanding the structure of scientific theories are relevant to understanding explanations offered by religious belief systems.

Keywords: Jesus; visions; Christic apparitions; supernaturalism; apparition phenomena

Chapter.  9465 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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