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The Argument from Miracles<sup>*</sup>

Daniel Bonevac

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603213
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.003.0002

Series: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

The Argument from Miracles*

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This chapter defends the argument from miracles, an argument for God's existence that is primarily historical. It does not depend on any particular definition or description of God. It yields, if successful, de re knowledge of God. And it expresses an important reason why many believers believe in God. The chapter casts the argument in a general form, brings out its recursive character, shows that similar considerations apply to base and recursive portions, and demonstrates that the argument becomes quite strong when applied to events with multiple witnesses and events in series.

Keywords: miracles; historical argument; existence; witnesses; series

Chapter.  11625 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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