Argument from miracles


Argument from miracles

The argument from miracles is an argument for the existence of God relying on eyewitness testimony of the occurrence of miracles (usually taken to be physically impossible/extremely improbable events) to establish the active intervention of a supernatural being (or supernatural agents acting on behalf of that being). One example is the claims of some Christians that historical evidence proves that Jesus rose from the dead, and this can only be explained if God exists. This is also known as the Christological argument for the existence of God. Another example is the claims of some Christians that the Bible has many fulfilled prophecies, and this can also only be explained if God exists.

References

* David Hume "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding", L. A. Selby Bigge, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902
* Richard Swinburne [ed.] "Miracles". London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1989. ISBN 0-02-418731-3


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