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HOW THE EXISTENCE OF GOD EXPLAINS MIRACLES AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Richard Swinburne

in Is There a God?

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198235446
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191705618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235446.003.0008
 HOW THE EXISTENCE OF GOD EXPLAINS MIRACLES AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

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God has reason occasionally to set aside the operation of the laws of nature and to bring about a miracle — in answer to prayer, or to reveal some truth; and there can be enough historical evidence to show that he has done so (perhaps in the Resurrection of Jesus). He also has reason to provide apparent experiences of his presence to many humans. The occurrence of such historical evidence of miracles and religious experiences is the final kind of evidence put forward in the cumulative argument of this book for the existence of God.

Keywords: cumulative argument; miracles; religious experience; resurrection

Chapter.  8365 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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