Supernatural miracles and religious inclusiveness

Sophia 46 (3):287 - 293 (2007)
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Abstract

In this paper I shall assess Clarke’s assertion that all definitions of miracles that purport to satisfy the criterion of religious inclusiveness should substitute the term ‘supernatural’ for ‘non-natural’. In addition, I shall attempt to strengthen Clarke’s conception of the supernatural by offering an analysis of what it means for something to be ‘above’ nature. Lastly, I shall offer a new argument as to why Clarke’s intention-based definition of miracles is necessarily less religiously inclusive than Mumford’s causation-based definition.

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Summa Theologica.Thomasn D. Aquinas - 1273 - Hayes Barton Press. Edited by Steven M. Cahn.
Summa Contra Gentiles.Thomas Aquinas - 1975 - University of Notre Dame Press.
Believing in Miracles.Keith Ward - 2002 - Zygon 37 (3):741-750.

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