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The Miracle MythWhy Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified$
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Larry Shapiro

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178402

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.001.0001

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Justifying Belief in Supernatural Causes

Justifying Belief in Supernatural Causes

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(p.29) 3 Justifying Belief in Supernatural Causes
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The Miracle Myth
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Larry Shapiro

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.003.0003

What are miracles? They are events that involve a violation of natural law due to the intervention of a supernatural, typically divine, being. Because we think that such interventions are extremely rare, miracles too should be among the least frequent of events. This makes justifying beliefs about miracles especially difficult.

Keywords:   Justification, Miracles, Supernatural, Natural, Laws of Nature

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