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    Savulescu, Julian and Clarke, Steve 2007. Waiting for a Miracle … Miracles, Miraclism, and Discrimination. Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 100, Issue. 12, p. 1259.


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In defence of Mumford's definition of a miracle

  • MORGAN LUCK (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034412503006607
  • Published online: 01 December 2003
Abstract

In a recent paper in Religious Studies, Clarke criticizes Mumford's definition of a miracle as it fails to recognize a supernatural agent capable of intent. Clarke believes that in order for an event to qualify as a miracle a supernatural agent must intend it. It is my aim to dismiss this qualification and demonstrate how Mumford's intent-neutral definition is less problematic. I will do this by examining each of the three cases against Mumford's definition and give reason to reject Clarke's criticism and his own definition of a miracle.

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