Miracles Flashcards

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  • Created on: 27-02-17 20:00
Arbitrary
By this is meant that God performs random miracles
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Covenant
A two-sided agreement between two sides/parties, here God and an individual/group
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Deism
The idea that God exists, however he is not personal
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Demythologising
The idea that the stories in the Bible and its message must be seperated from supernatural elements
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Form Criticism
The idea that one must interpret the stories in the Bible in the context of its time
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Partisan
By this is meant that God performs miracles only to a certain kind of group/individuals
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Aquinas
Said that miracles are "things which are done by the by divine power apart from the order generally followed in things"
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Hume
Said that a miracle is "a transgression of a law of nature"
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Holland
Said that a miracle is "a coincidence" with religious significance
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Theoretical case by Hume
According to its definition, miracles are highly impropable because of our daily experience of the laws of nature
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Practical case by Hume
Miracles do not happen in modern times, quality of witnesses, exploited by religious people and all religious people claim miracle stories which all cannot be true
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Flew
Looking at history, our repeated tested experience suggests that dead people stay dead and water does not turn to wine
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Swinburne
Our understanding of the laws of nature are not complete and Testimony and credulity suggest that miracles are true unless we have evidence to undermine it
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Popper
Our experience is limited, just because our experience suggests one thing does not mean that the opposite cannot happen
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C.S Lewis
There are only two ways to view the world: Naturalism or Supernaturalism
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Wiles
If God intervenes in the world by performing miracles, then he is not worthy of worship
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Covenant

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A two-sided agreement between two sides/parties, here God and an individual/group

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Deism

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Demythologising

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Form Criticism

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