Miracles

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how did aquinas define miracles?
1. those that nature could not do 2. those nature could do but not in that order 3. those that nature could do but without the forces of nature
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how did peter vardy define miracles?
an event with a religious significance, a change in a person for the better
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how did david hume define miracles?
a transgression of a law of nature by violation of a deity or by the imposition of some invisible agent
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how did swinburne define miracles?
counter instances to a law of nature- e.g water into wine, and curing a man of polio is possible but not that quickly, what makes them miraculous is that they operate outside bounds of natural laws.
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how did tillich define miracles?
contingency- miracles are a sign pointing to god e.g feeding 5000 reminds people of Moses feeding isralites when escaping egypt
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how did holland define miracles?
event doesn't need to break laws of nature- coincidence can be taken religiously as a sign and be called a miracle
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how did moore define miracles?
miracle is an unexplained event, religious people see it as miracle, atheist see it as unexplained
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what were humes 4 criticisms of miracles?
1. never enough evidence 2. witnesses are unreliable 3. witnesses are uneducated and from barbarous nations 4. religions depend on miracles and can't all be right
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what was Wiles' view of miracles?
god can't perform miracles because a god who interacts and helps one person and not everyone else is unfair and biased. goodness of god and miracles are incompatible.
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