Miracles and Larmer

Dialogue 42 (01):123- (2003)
Abstract
This paper, a reply to Robert Larmer’s "Miracles, Evidence, and God," is the sixth in an exchange between us that began in 1985 on the epistemic status of miracles. Here I argue against Larmer’s definition of "miracle" because it is based upon an anthropomorphic understanding of laws of nature. But even granting his definition, I demonstrate that his method of showing that miracles are evidence for God is circular. I contend that if a miracle (in Larmer’s sense) were to occur, it would be evidence against the existence of the Christian God, understood as an omnipotent, all-good, and omniscient being
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    Robert A. Larmer (1998). Questions of Miracle. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (3):189 - 190.
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