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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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Evidence for Miracles

Evidence for Miracles

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(p.87) 5 Evidence for Miracles
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The Miracle Myth
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Larry Shapiro

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.003.0005

Can evidence for miracles meet the especially good standard required to have justified beliefs about them? Historians make use of various strategies to justify their claims about past events. The miracles purported in The Book of Mormon provide a nice case study for examining whether historical study can provide us with enough evidence to be justified in believing that they actually occurred. But, in this case, the evidence doesn't meet historical standards of adequacy, and is thus well-short of what's required for justified belief.

Keywords:   Justification, Miracles, The Book of Mormon, History

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