Miracles and laws of nature

Religious Studies 37 (1):33-58 (2001)
In this paper, I argue that miracles should not be defined as involving violations of natural laws. They should be defined as signs of particular volitions of the deity or of other supernatural agents. I suggest that one may, without any prior belief in the existence of such supernatural agents, reasonably come to believe that one has witnessed miracles.
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412500005473
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