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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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Should We Care That Beliefs in Miracles Are Unjustified?

Should We Care That Beliefs in Miracles Are Unjustified?

(p.137) 7 Should We Care That Beliefs in Miracles Are Unjustified?
The Miracle Myth

Larry Shapiro

Columbia University Press

Perhaps one should continue to believe in miracles even granting that such a belief is unjustified. But, just as one seeks more justification for a serious medical diagnosis than for an insignificant one, so too one should desire justification for a belief in miracles if such a belief plays an important role in your life. Surprisingly, faith makes more sense for those who don't care about miracles in the first place.

Keywords:   Miracles, Justification, Faith

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