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Summary We can distinguish two approaches to the concept of a miracle: First, one can try to define the concept according to the ordinary usage. Secondly, one can try to redefine the concept so that it is more in accordance with what oneself believes or in some other sense better. Texts that investigate the nature of miracles and how they fit into the causal structure of the world are not here but in ‘The possibility of miracles’.
Key works Larmer 1998 contains articles by various authors with various views. Swinburne 1989 contains articles with various positions.
Introductions An encyclopedia article: McGrew 2011; an introduction: Larmer 1988.
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  1. Leigh C. Vicens (2016). On the Natural Law Defense and the Disvalue of Ubiquitous Miracles. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 80 (1):33-42.
    In this paper I explore Peter van Inwagen’s conception of miracles and the implications of this conception for the viability of his version of the natural law defense. I argue that given his account of miraculous divine action and its parallel to free human action, it is implausible to think that God did not prevent natural evil in our world for the reasons van Inwagen proposes. I conclude by suggesting that on the grounds he provides for “epistemic humility” about modal (...)
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