Miracles

Edited by Daniel von Wachter (International Academy of Philosophy In The Principality of Liechtenstein)
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Summary The term ‘miracle‘ is taken from ordinary discourse and from religious texts such as the Bible. The most typical examples are cases like God healing a blind man or raising a man from the dead, where God visibly intervenes in the ordinary course of things. Philosophers tend to not consider cases of men, for example the apostles, performing miracles or assume that in these God is the main agent too. However, there are controversial debates about how and how wide the concept of a miracle should be defined. Some define a miracle as not involving a divine intervention, others accept that the concept of a miracle implies a divine intervention and therefore claim that miracles are impossible. Much discussed is the relationship between miracles and the laws of nature.
Key works Larmer 1998 contains articles by various authors with various views.
Introductions Larmer 1988 introduces the debate about miracles, criticising David Hume and defending the possibility of miracles.
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  1. Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Bhakti Saṃgraha – Collection of Devotions आचार्य पूज्यपाद विरचित भक्ति संग्रह.Vijay K. Jain (ed.) - 2022 - Dehradun, India: Vijay Kumar Jain.
    Bhakti Saṃgraha or ‘Collection of Devotions’ composed by Ācārya Pūjyapāda (alias Ācārya Devanandī; circa 5th century CE) comprises a set of devotions (bhakti) in form of chaste and melodious Sanskrit hymns. Incidentally, the Most Worshipful Ācārya Kundakunda (circa 1st century BCE) had earlier composed his ‘Daśa Bhakti’ in Prākrit. The reading of devotions (bhakti) is essential to tread the difficult path to liberation. This great work by Ācārya Pūjyapāda is an essential reading for the ascetic (sādhu, muni) as well as (...)
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  2. Christianity & Science in Harmony?Robert W. P. Luk - 2021 - Science and Philosophy 9 (2):61-82.
    A worldview that does not involve religion or science seems to be incomplete. However, a worldview that includes both religion and science may arouse concern of incompatibility. This paper looks at the particular religion, Christianity, and proceeds to develop a worldview in which Christianity and Science are compatible with each other. The worldview may make use of some ideas of Christianity and may involve some author’s own ideas on Christianity. It is thought that Christianity and Science are in harmony in (...)
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  3. The Metaphysics of Creation: Secondary Causality, Modern Science.O. P. James Dominic Rooney - forthcoming - In Eleonore Stump & Thomas Joseph White (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Thomas Aquinas, Second Edition.
    This chapter moves from the most fundamental parts of Aquinas’s metaphysics to Aquinas’s thought about the created world, and especially the way in which things in the created world are able to act as beings in their own right, without altering their dependence on the creator. The result is an account of the causality of creatures that does not impugn their connection to the more basic causality of the Deity and that allows this part of Aquinas’s account to be compatible (...)
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  4. Durand and Suárez on Divine Causation.Jacob Tuttle - 2022 - In Philosophical Essays on Divine Causation (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion). Routledge. pp. 82-101.
  5. The Ongoing Historical Debate About the Shroud of Turin: The Case of the Pray Codex.Tristan Casabianca - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (5):789-802.
    The Shroud of Turin is one of the most studied and controversial artifacts. To better understand the reasons for this impossible consensus, we focus on a specific point in the ongoing historical debate: the alleged relationship between the Shroud of Turin and the Pray Codex, the first illuminated manuscript in Hungarian named after the eighteenth-century Jesuit György Pray (1723–1801). Scholars have often compared the characteristics of a miniature in the Pray Codex, commonly dated circa 1192–1195, with the features of the (...)
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  6. Eloquium Prophetarum. Prophecies and Future Contingents in William of Ockham, Walter Chatton and Richard Kilvington.Roberto Limonta & Riccardo Fedriga - 2020 - In Alessandro Palazzo & Anna Rodolfi (eds.), Micrologus Library. Firenze FI, Italia: pp. 235-255.
    In the historiographical tradition on the medieval theories of future contingents, William of Ockham’s position is considered as the standard view in the fourteenth century debates on prophecies. If it is indisputable that the theory exposed in the Tractatus de predestinatione et de praescientia Dei respectu futurorum contingentium had a pivotal role in the discussions about divine foreknowledge and its relation to human will, the analysis of some positions of the Oxonian context, such as those of Walter Chatton and Richard (...)
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  7. Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz, Eds., Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology.Thomas W. Duttweiler - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (2):449-453.
  8. Зеркало Клио: Метафизическое Постижение Истории.Алексей Владиславович Халапсис - 2017 - Днипро, Днепропетровская область, Украина, 49000:
    В монографии представлены несколько смысловых блоков, связанных с восприятием и интерпретацией человеком исторического бытия. Ранние греческие мыслители пытались получить доступ к исходникам (началам) бытия, и эти интенции легли в основу научного знания, а также привели к появлению метафизики. В классической (и в неклассической) метафизике за основу была принята догма Пифагора и Платона о неизменности подлинной реальности, из чего следовало отрицание бытийного характера времени. Автор монографии отказывается от этой догмы и предлагает стратегию обновления метафизики и перехода ее к новому — постнеклассическому (...)
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  9. The Miracle of Love: A Guide for Catholic Pastoral Care [Book Review].Jenny Washington - 2019 - The Australasian Catholic Record 96 (4):501.
  10. Etienne Gilson and Fr. Lawrence Dewan O.P.:Christian Philosophy as the Interdisciplinary Pursuit of Wisdom.Hugh Williams - 2018 - New Blackfriars 101 (1094):418-434.
    This paper continues as the second part of my study of the relationship of Fr. Lawrence Dewan OP and Etienne Gilson. My first paper explored their metaphysical differences, while this second paper explores their common commitment to Christian philosophy and to St. Thomas Aquinas’ seminal work on the interrelationship of faith and reason as manifest most clearly in the interrelationship of revealed theology and philosophy. This leads us into a closer examination of Gilson's sustained treatment of this topic. However, we (...)
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  11. Friedrich Schleiermachers Theologie ist nicht rational.Daniel von Wachter - 2019 - In Sven Grosse (ed.), Schleiermacher kontrovers. Leipzig: Europäische Verlagsanstalt. pp. 159-181.
    Friedrich Schleiermacher suggested that his project was to make Christianity compatible with reason and with the natural sciences. This article argues that Schleiermacher re- jected Christian doctrine und developed a religion which he called ‘Christian’ but which does not contain the Chris- tian doctrine and which is not rational. The article sketches Schleiermachers rejection of Christian doctrine, examines his claim that the natural sciences exclude miracles, criti- cises Schleiermachers non-cognitivism, and sketches the role of doctrine in Christianity.
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  12. Editorial Preface.R. L. Hall - 2019 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 86 (1):1-2.
  13. The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Seven Types of Everyday Miracle by Donald A. Crosby.Jennifer G. Jesse - 2019 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 40 (1):63-67.
    Two prominent questions come to mind when I think of readers likely to pick up a book with this title. Those attracted to a study of miracles will probably ask, "How can miracles be 'everyday'?" And those who eagerly anticipate Donald Crosby unfolding another dimension of his religious naturalism might well ask, "Why do we still need to be talking about 'miracles'?" In The Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Crosby weaves a gracious and expansive argument that brings both kinds of readers (...)
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  14. Wilhelm Bousset: Hauptprobleme der Gnosis, Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Göttingen (Neudruck) 1973, 398 pp. [REVIEW]Hans-Joachim Schoeps - 1975 - Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 27 (2):173.
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  15. Gnosis und Altes Testament. - Überlegungen zur Frage nach dem jüdischen Ursprung der Gnosis.Walter Beltz - 1976 - Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 28 (4):353-357.
  16. A Science Of Signs. Aristotelian Meteorology In Reformation Germany.Rienk Vermij - 2010 - Early Science and Medicine 15 (6):648-674.
    Luther, directly opposing the naturalism of Aristotelian natural philosophy, held that unusual events were often worked directly by either God or the devil, not by natural forces. His ideas were taken up and defended in a more philosophical way by authors like Joachim Camerarius and Caspar Peucer. At the university of Wittenberg, they deeply influenced the teaching of natural philosophy. The field most affected was meteorology, which obtained a prominent place. Meteorological text-books emphasised the final causes of the phenomena they (...)
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  17. La portée révélatrice des miracles de Jésus.Mgr Joseph Doré - 2010 - Recherches de Science Religieuse 98 (4):559-580.
    Une première partie se donne pour tâche de faire apparaître que, loin de tout miser sur le caractère extra-ordinaire et merveilleux des « miracles » de Jésus, les récits évangéliques frappent plutôt par la « réserve » et la « discrétion » avec lesquelles ils rapportent ces actions étonnantes.Il est alors en un second temps possible, en référence à la Résurrection du même Jésus, de préciser non seulement en quoi lesdits miracles peuvent être tenus pour révélateurs de Dieu, mais plus (...)
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  18. Une christologie de la Gestalt eschatologique.Vincent Holzer - 2010 - Recherches de Science Religieuse 98 (4):543-558.
    Ainsi que le soulignait H. Duméry, le miracle ne doit pas lâcher la « topique théologique»s’il ne veut pas«s’égarer sur un terrain de fausse science ». Le genre « évangile » intègre certes la thaumaturgie, mais il intègre aussi son motif correcteur et son « thème compensateur », dont le « croire sans voir » « agit comme réducteur de toute adhésion sur preuves, de toute foi sur constats ». Meier semble négliger cette contre-épreuve, pourtant instructive et probablement décisive quant (...)
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  19. Philosophy and Miracle: The Contemporary Debate. [REVIEW]Bruce R. Reichenbach - 1987 - International Philosophical Quarterly 27 (4):454-456.
    Review of David and Randall Basinger's "Philosophy and Miracle," in which they discuss the definition of miracle, the possibility of miracles, recognition of miracles, and the role of miracles in the problem of evil.
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  20. Hume and Newton: The Philosophical Discussion of a Scientific Paradigm.Jaime de Salas - 1991 - Philosophy and Theology 6 (1):21-38.
    I argue that, while Hume’s approach to Newton is sometimes critical and sometimes not, Hume’s position with regard to newtonian method is coherent overall. Rather than speaking of two Humes, from an humean perspective we should rather speak of two Newtons: the positivist and the theologian.
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  21. Testimony and Intersubjectivity: A Process-Oriented Approach to Revelation.Joseph A. Bracken - 1987 - Philosophy and Theology 2 (1):35-43.
    Following a brief examination of some remarks by Paul Ricoeur on the notion of testimony. I provide the outline or an analysis of revelation based upon certain key concepts of process philosophy. This is followed by a more specific interpretation within the context of Whitehead’s philosophy of process.
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  22. Miracles at the Jesus Oak: Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe. By Craig Harline. Pp. Vii, 324, New Haven/London, Yale University Press, 2011, $22.00. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (6):1061-1062.
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  23. Review Of: Ronald C. Finucane, Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England. [REVIEW]Hiroshi Yamanaka - 1988 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 15 (2-3):226-228.
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  24. The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages. Robert Bartlett.Robert E. Lerner - 2009 - Speculum 84 (2):394-395.
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  25. The Miracles of St. John Capistran. Stanko Andrić.Laura A. Smoller - 2002 - Speculum 77 (4):1228-1229.
  26. Miracles of the Virgin Mary, in Verse/Miracula Sancte Dei Genitricis Virginis Marie, Versifice. Nigel of Canterbury, Jan Ziolkowski.David Carlson - 1989 - Speculum 64 (2):475-477.
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  27. The Stella Maris of John of Garland. E. F. WilsonGloses Marginales des 'Miracles' de Gautier de Coinci. Veikko Väänänen.Archer Taylor - 1947 - Speculum 22 (2):272-275.
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  28. The Miracles of St. Artemios: A Collection of Miracle Stories by an Anonymous Author of Seventh-Century Byzantium.Virgil S. Crisafulli, John W. Nesbitt. [REVIEW]Timothy S. Miller - 1998 - Speculum 73 (4):1126-1128.
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  29. Jesus of Nazareth: Part 2. Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection by Joseph Ratzinger.Ian Boxall - 2012 - New Blackfriars 93 (1043):119-121.
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  30. The Challenge of the Gospel Miracle Stories.Bernard Robinson - 1979 - New Blackfriars 60 (710-711):321-334.
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  31. The Holy Shroud of Turin.A. S. Barnes - 1931 - New Blackfriars 12 (137):463-474.
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  32. Miracles, Experiments, and the Ordinary Course of Nature.Peter Dear - 1990 - Isis 81 (4):663-683.
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  33. Understanding Qurrhringanic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age by Isra Yazicioglu.N. Guessoum - 2015 - Journal of Islamic Studies 26 (2):199-202.
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  34. Craig S. Keener: Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Account, Volumes 1 and 2.Johannes Grössl - 2016 - Faith and Philosophy 33 (1):118-124.
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  35. Is Hume's Critique of Induction Self‐Defeating?Charles Cassini - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 60 (2).
  36. The Curious Case of Mr. Locke’s Miracles.T. Brian Mooney & Anthony Imbrosciano - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (3):147-168.
    Locke considers miracles to be crucial in establishing the credibility and reasonableness of Christian faith and revelation. The performance of miracles, he argues, is vital in establishing the "credit of the proposer" who makes any claim to providing a divine revelation. He accords reason a pivotal role in distinguishing spurious from genuine claims to divine revelation, including miracles. According to Locke, genuine miracles contain the hallmark of the divine such that pretend revelations become intuitively obvious. This paper argues that serious (...)
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  37. Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God: A Response to Frank Jankunis.Robert Larmer - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (4):611-622.
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  38. Miracle by Request?Park J. White - 1982 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 25 (3):463-471.
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  39. Evan Fales on the Possibility of Divine Causation.Gregory E. Ganssle - 2015 - Sophia 54 (1):25-34.
    Evan Fales has argued that divine causation is not possible. His central argument involves an analysis of causation that requires that there has to be a mapping feature to guarantee that the particular effect follows the particular cause. He suggests that being related in space and time will provide the means to map the right effects onto their causes. In this paper, I argue that the spatial relation between cause and effect is not necessary to the causal relation. In cases (...)
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  40. The Dispositionalist Deity: How God Creates Laws and Why Theists Should Care.Ben Page - 2015 - Zygon 50 (1):113-137.
    How does God govern the world? For many theists “laws of nature” play a vital role. But what are these laws, metaphysically speaking? I shall argue that laws of nature are not external to the objects they govern, but instead should be thought of as reducible to internal features of properties. Recent work in metaphysics and philosophy of science has revived a dispositionalist conception of nature, according to which nature is not passive, but active and dynamic. Disposition theorists see particulars (...)
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  41. 18. Kierkegaard and the Problem of Miracles.Heiko Schulz - 2014 - In Studien Zur Philosophie Und Theologie Søren Kierkegaards. De Gruyter. pp. 452-490.
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  42. Two. Miracles and Martyrs, Ethics and Hermeneutics: Idolatry From Mendelssohn to Rosenzweig.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - In Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. Princeton University Press. pp. 32-61.
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  43. The Mystery of Miracles, by the Author of 'the Supernatural in Nature'.Joseph William Reynolds - 1879
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  44. The Characterization of the Virgin Mary in Four Thirteenth-Century Narrative Collections of Miracles Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda Aurea, Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Senora, Gautier de Coinci's Miracle de Nostre Dame, and Alfonso El Sabio's Cantigas de Santa Maria.Sondra Roslyn Heller - 1975
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  45. Supernatural Phenomena. Tests Adapted to Determine the Truth of Supernatural Phenomena.George Harris - 1874
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  46. Revised Miracles and Modern Spiritualism. With Chapters on Apparitions and Phantasms.Alfred Russel Wallace - 1896
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  47. On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism, 3 Essays.Alfred Russel Wallace - 1875
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  48. Du Merveilleux, du Miracles au Point de Vue Médical.Lucien Grellety - 1876
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  49. Supernatural and Philosophy.William Irwin - 2013 - Wiley.
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  50. Is Chance an 'Element' of Miracle?..A. Świeżyński - 2010 - Studia Philosophiae Christianae 46 (2).
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