Sophia

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 111–126

The Devil’s Lying Wonders

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11841-007-0027-2

Cite this article as:
Beaudoin, J. SOPHIA (2007) 46: 111. doi:10.1007/s11841-007-0027-2
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That demonic agents can work wonders is a staple of much Judeo-Christian theology. Believers have proposed various means by which the Devil's work can be distinguished from the miracles wrought by God, primarily so that no one is led astray by the Devil's ‘lying wonders.’ I consider the likelihood of our using the suggested criteria with any success. Given certain claims about the demonic nature and certain facts about the way theists often handle the problem of inscrutable evil, it seems unlikely that any of the criteria I examine can be relied upon.

Keywords

Apologetics Devil Miracles 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA