George Ripley and miracles: External evidence versus internal conviction

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):19–36 (2004)
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Bruce Silver
University of South Florida
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I maintain that George Ripley (1802-1880) is among the most philosophically searching New England transcendentalists. In this essay I argue that Ripley’s denial that God’s miracles are the sole evidence of Christian truth clarifies the issues and debate that divide empiricists who seek evidence for truth through external verification and intuitionists who maintain that religious truth is manifest only within the minds, hearts, and special senses of true believers
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DOI 10.1111/j.1475-4975.2004.00080.x
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