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The Existence of God$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271672

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.001.0001

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Arguments from History and Miracles

Arguments from History and Miracles

(p.273) 12 Arguments from History and Miracles
The Existence of God

Richard Swinburne (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

God has good reason to bring about various particular historical events, including occasional miracles in the sense of violations of laws of nature (for example as answers to prayer or to show his approval of some particular teaching). He has good reason to become incarnate in order to provide atonement for human sin, to reveal to us important truths, and to identify with our suffering; and good reason to show that he has done this by a super-miracle such as the Resurrection. If there is no God, such violations are not to be expected. Hence, violations in the right sort of circumstances are further evidence of the existence of God.

Keywords:   Hume, incarnate, atonement, sin, Resurrection

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