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The Miracle Myth
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The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

Larry Shapiro

Abstract

There are many who believe Moses parted the Red Sea and Jesus came back from the dead. Others are certain that exorcisms occur, ghosts haunt attics, and the blessed can cure the terminally ill. Though miracles are immensely improbable, people have embraced them for millennia, seeing in them proof of a supernatural world that resists scientific explanation. Helping us to think more critically about our belief in the improbable, The Miracle Myth casts a skeptical eye on attempts to justify belief in the supernatural, laying bare the fallacies that such attempts commit. Through arguments and acce ... More

Keywords: Miracles, Justification, Epistemology, New Testament, Jesus, Probability, Bible, Atheism, Faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231178402
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Shapiro, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison