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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Craig S Keener
|Description:||2 v. (xxxviii, 1172 p.) ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||v. 1. Opening questions about early Christian miracle claims ; Ancient miracle claims outside Christianity ; Comparison of early Christian and other ancient miracle accounts ; Antisupernaturalism as an authenticity criterion? ; Hume and the philosophic questions ; Developing Hume's skepticism toward miracles ; Majority world perspectives ; Examples from Asia ; Examples from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean ; Supernaturalism in earlier Christian history ; Supernatural claims in the recent West ; Blindness, inability to walk, death, and nature : some dramatic reports --
v. 2. Nonsupernatural causes ; Biased standards? ; More extranormal cases.
|Responsibility:||Craig S. Keener.|
This study presents the most thorough current defense of the credibility of the miracle reports in the Gospels and Acts. Drawing on claims from a range of global cultures and taking a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, Keener suggests that many miracle accounts throughout history and from contemporary times are best explained as genuine divine acts, lending credence to the biblical miracle reports.--From publisher description
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