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978-0-7391-8421-9 • Hardback • November 2013 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-8422-6 • eBook • November 2013 • $109.00 • (£84.00)
Robert Larmer is professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick.
Chapter 1: Divine Agency, Miracles and the Biblical Data
Chapter 2: Defining Miracle
Chapter 3: Home’s A Priori Epistemological Argument
Chapter 4: Further Epistemological Challenges
Chapter 5: Miracle as a Pseudo-Concept
Chapter 6: Miracles and Evidence
Chapter 7: Miracles and Theism
Chapter 8: Miracles and Christianity
Appendix: Four Healing Cases
If you are a philosopher religion whose research area is miracles, the book is a must-read. If you are philosopher of religion whose research area is not miracles, then, as the book connects with core topics in this field, it will prove a valuable read.
— International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Larmer…approaches the task of explication and defense of miracles with rigor and a broad appreciation of important arguments on the topic. His background in philosophy is in clear evidence everywhere. . . .Larmer’s book is a careful discussion of many topics central to the age-old concept of miracle, and will be profitable to anyone studying the topic.
— The European Legacy – Toward New Paradigms
“I thoroughly enjoyed this work and learned much from it. This book is carefully organized, closely reasoned, relentlessly logical, and engaged with a broad range of conversation partners. Sophisticated yet accessible to the interested nonspecialist, it moves the discussion forward on a number of key points.”
— Craig S. Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary
“This is a masterful work of philosophical maturity. Patient, meticulous, and well-informed, Robert A. Larmer systematically disarms the philosophical, theological and scientific case against miracles. He completes his case by showing that Christian theism is the best explanation of well-attested biblical and contemporary miracle reports. Intellectual honesty will require skeptics to reconsider their position. Highly recommended.”
— Angus J. L. Menuge, Concordia University Wisconsin