The miracle myth

why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified
  • 168 Pages
  • 3.33 MB
  • English
Miracles, Supernatural, Belief and doubt, Credulity, Psych
StatementLarry Shapiro
LC ClassificationsBL100 .S43 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 168 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27217761M
ISBN 100231178409
ISBN 139780231178402
LC Control Number2016002183

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LET’S START WITH A STORY THAT SHOULD PUT SOME COMMON ground under the feet of both believers in miracles and nonbelievers. In the chapters that follow, we’ll return now and then to the story. This way, if you find yourself disagreeing with the direction I take, you can retrace the path from our.

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“I have no patience for hopers or wishers,” he declares with irritation in the introduction, and his goal is to make those hopers and wishers stop it already with their tedious hoping and wishing. Angie Kim’s debut, Miracle Creek, weaves strands of hope within a web of secrets; in the novel, we encounter a rural Virginia town where the Yoos, a Korean immigrant family, conduct hyperbaric.

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Though extraordinarily improbable, people have embraced miracles and myths for millennia, seeing in them proof of the extraordinary potential of our world-and g us think more critically about our belief in the improbable, The Miracle Myth breaks down our mythmaking strategies to better understand how attempts to justify belief.

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In times past, people generally accepted without question the Bible’s portrayal of Jesus as a miracle worker. But in recent decades, the Gospel accounts have come under fire from critics. In his book Deceptions and Myths of the Bible, Lloyd Graham refers to the Bible account of Jesus walking on the water and goes so far as to say: “It takes.

His recent book, "The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified", explores why belief in highly unlikely events, such as miracles, ought to face a high.

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