William lane craig considers one of the central concerns in the philosophy of religion - the coherence of theism in the first of two highly philosophical articles, craig considers the theistic attributes of necessity, aseity, incorporeality, omnipresence and eternity. A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of america's founding any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed. Evidences for god, jesus, and the bible: miracles this is part of a complete series of evidences for the major claims of the bible that god exists, the bible is god's word, and jesus is god's son this article must be studied in context of the whole series of articles. John w loftus said but why why does nonbelief about spirits and miracles follow from scientific truth because the more we understand about the laws of nature then the more difficult it is to believe they were suspended, violated, reversed, or over-ruled. He was subsequently ordained after much discussion due to his grades in the seminary and he was assigned to be the curate of rhe village of ars, his reputation as a confessor was known throughout europe by the time he died in 1859, he was canonized in 1925.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality it is a profound source of spirituality when we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. In my discussion of whether the historian can deal with the category of miracle, i'm now at the point where i can deal directly with the miracles ascribed to jesus this is an issue that i have dealt with in several books, including, most recently, jesus before the gospels it will take. In the course of my discussion of price on hume from a of christianity, the nature of historical evidence, and miracles and miracles ''2 on the grounds that.
Prayer, healing, miracles, and other interventionist practices demonstrates continuities with aladura religion with its emphasis on modest prayer gar- dens, healing camps, and mercy grounds. Get this from a library miracles : a preliminary study [c s lewis] -- the central miracle asserted by christians is the incarnation they say that god became man. The most fundamental tenant of christianity is the miracle of the resurrection any declaration as to the impossibility of the occurrence of miracles and especially the resurrection is an ipso facto attack on the veracity of the faith itself.
In 1983, after more study, the faculty of jts voted to admit women to the seminary in the course of their study, the committee examined the traditional arguments against granting women smicha most notable was the fact that there is simply no law prohibiting women from becoming rabbis. Discussion of the feasibility of miracles and the grounds for christianity existing without miracles discussion of the feasibility of miracles and the grounds for christianity in the following discussion, i will point out the facts and ideas that. In the middle ages, faith was not necessary people knew that christianity was true they knew it because god himself proved it every day through the miracles and other wondrous events.
With the edict of thessalonica in 380 ad, emperor theodosius i made nicene christianity the empire's state religion the eastern orthodox church, oriental orthodoxy, and the catholic church each stand in that continuity. If it happened cough it's a unique miraculous historical event (on christian grounds) it's a good example since many other christian miracles are unique to christianity to get bayes rolling one must suggest a mathematical number representing the prior probability of such a miracle taking place. Outside the gospels and new testament is further attestation of jesus' miracles, which is found in josephus and in some rabbinic literature (for discussion of and the reference in josephus, see keener, miracles, 25 n25 for the rabbinic references see keener, miracles, 25 n22. Miracles usually are a type of special revelation the writings which are claimed to be special revelations within judaism, christianity, and islam contain accounts of many miracles since few people have personal experience of miracles, the evidential relation may also go the other way.
Does god exist as travelers along life's way, it's our goal to make sense of things, to try to understand the way the world is the hypothesis that god exists makes sense out of a wide range of the facts of experience. Nothing about any miracles or even anything to indicate jesus ever preached paul does say jesus was a descendant of david, but that was required of the messiah, so comes from the old testament - which paul used a lot. Discussion of the feasibility of miracles and the grounds for christianity existing without miracles kurt erler philosophical classics 11/11/96 in the following discussion, i will point out the facts and ideas that.