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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all Christian Apologists
Starting with a reprint of Hume's essay 'Of Miracles', it craftfully dismantles the arguments it contains and which have been paraphrased throughout the blogosphere. I am recommending this to my church.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A showcase of current Christian apologetic.
This is a well-composed defense of miracles which makes arguments that need to be addressed. However, it suffers from three major faults: with the exception of the long-dead Hume, who could not benefit from the advances in historical method of the past two centuries, none of the contributors are historians. Considering how crucial historical method is to the issue,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A showcase of current Christian apologetic., 25 Sep 1998
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This is a well-composed defense of miracles which makes arguments that need to be addressed. However, it suffers from three major faults: with the exception of the long-dead Hume, who could not benefit from the advances in historical method of the past two centuries, none of the contributors are historians. Considering how crucial historical method is to the issue, the complete absence of contributions by experienced historians leaves much to be criticized. As a result, the Christians fail to adequately account for the historical context within which ancient Christian literature was written. Related to this is a lack of serious contact with scientific literature relating to hallucination and other relevant aspects of human psychology. Last but not least, at no point are actual miracle-accounts from the modern and middle ages ever addressed in any detail. Since this is what I expected the book to cover, I was disappointed to find it lacking. Nevertheless, the book contains a virtual treasure of bibliographical notes. Although this device is used by the authors to cite each other's works ad nausium, even this makes the book an essential reference, even for secularists. This is the very best that contemporary Christian apologetics can offer, and it martials the works and arguments of all the leading Christian scholars today. I will soon compose a more comprehensive critical review online, a link to which will be found on the Secular Web.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all Christian Apologists, 12 May 2014
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Starting with a reprint of Hume's essay 'Of Miracles', it craftfully dismantles the arguments it contains and which have been paraphrased throughout the blogosphere. I am recommending this to my church.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Clear and Compelling Argument!, 27 Nov 1997
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The co-editors of "In Defense of Miracles" have brought together a team of relevant scholars to argue for the actuality of miracles and the historicity of God's work in the world as reported in the Bible. Not only do the authors set forth their case, but have also allowed for two well known critics of miracles, David Hume, and Anthony Flew, to state their case. This book will engage the reader in a critical review of the facts and assist one in having greater epistemic justification for their beliefs concerning miracles and their relevance in this world.
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