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Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199603213

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.001.0001

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The Argument from Miracles *

The Argument from Miracles *

(p.16) 2 The Argument from Miracles*
Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Daniel Bonevac

Oxford University Press

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

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