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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars!, 30 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set) (Hardcover)
In the UK, this is published as a two-volume set which - at first glance - looks a little daunting. Neverless, for anyone seeking to understand how the New Testament deals with the miraculous, and seeking to understand such phenomena from our own cultural perspective, this is an invaluable work.

Keener deals comprehensively with the kind of philosophical constructs which tell us (in the West) that 'miracles can't happen', and shows why they are based on flawed presuppositions. This is helpful for Christians who come up repeatedly against the various byproducts of naturalism within science and culture.

A substantial part of this work is also given over to show how the 'miracles don't happen' line of argument used by modern atheists is based upon nothing more than whim. Since this does appear now to be a central dogma of the new atheists, Keener deals at great length with the documented examples of miracles across all continents. It was for me quite a refreshing surprise to see just how well documented such phenomena have been within the 20th and 21st century, and the very nature of the miracles themselves put them well beyond the usual 'psychosomatic' dismissal that one hears so regularly from sceptics.

Overall, an academically rigorous treatment of the subject, extremely well documented. A very welcome resource for anyone seeking to understand the subject, and particularly for those challenged by the strident claims of the modern sceptics.

And, extremely readable too!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Book on Miracles, 20 Jun 2012
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Excellent new book (2 volumes), packed with meticulous scholarship, examining the documentary evidence for both early and more recent miracle reports - together with a discussion of a variety of reactions to such material.
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