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Title: Een verdediging van de mogelijkheid van wonderen
Author(s): BLAAUW, Martijn
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 64    Issue: 2   Date: 2003   
Pages: 165-178
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.64.2.838

Abstract :
In this paper I defend biblical miracles against the popular objection that they are impossible. Doing this requires three stages of development. First, we need to know what miracles are: if we do not know this, how can we then argue that miracles are not impossible? I start out (§1 and §2) by distinguishing between two categories of miracles: subjective miracles and objective miracles. Then I go on (§2) to point out that there are two types of subjective miracles as well as two types of objective miracles. Second, we need to know what the concept ‘impossible’ means: if we do not know this, how can we then argue that miracles are not impossible? I say (§3) that there are at least three senses in which we can use the word ‘impossible’. Third, we need to show that miracles (of all types) are not impossible (in all senses of ‘impossible’). After having show (§s 4 and 5) that miracles (of all types) are not impossible (in all senses of ‘impossible’), I draw three theological and hermeneutical consequences from the preceding discussion (§6).

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