Event Title

Miracles and Reason. A Model of Congruence

Location

Seminary Commons

Start Date

10-2-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

10-2-2017 11:00 AM

Description

One of the most encountered critiques of Christianity and the Bible (to which more and more theologians, unfortunately, partially subscribe) is that Christianity is rationally untenable because the Bible is full of miracles. Miracles are seen as a breaking of the laws of nature, and thus impossible, because in the materialistic worldview, the laws of nature cannot be broken. Thus, they are viewed as the interpretation that a pre-scientific society had over things they did not understand and are equal to myths. As an alternative, this poster presents a model in which miracles are seen as not being performed outside the laws of nature, but within a larger knowledge of said laws, that only God can have. The model will be exemplified with selected miracles from the Bible.

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Feb 10th, 10:30 AM Feb 10th, 11:00 AM

Miracles and Reason. A Model of Congruence

Seminary Commons

One of the most encountered critiques of Christianity and the Bible (to which more and more theologians, unfortunately, partially subscribe) is that Christianity is rationally untenable because the Bible is full of miracles. Miracles are seen as a breaking of the laws of nature, and thus impossible, because in the materialistic worldview, the laws of nature cannot be broken. Thus, they are viewed as the interpretation that a pre-scientific society had over things they did not understand and are equal to myths. As an alternative, this poster presents a model in which miracles are seen as not being performed outside the laws of nature, but within a larger knowledge of said laws, that only God can have. The model will be exemplified with selected miracles from the Bible.