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Sophia

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 287–293 | Cite as

Supernatural Miracles and Religious Inclusiveness

  • Morgan LuckEmail author
Article

Abstract

In this paper I shall assess Clarke’s assertion that all definitions of miracles that purport to satisfy the criterion of religious inclusiveness should substitute the term ‘supernatural’ for ‘non-natural’. In addition, I shall attempt to strengthen Clarke’s conception of the supernatural by offering an analysis of what it means for something to be ‘above’ nature. Lastly, I shall offer a new argument as to why Clarke’s intention-based definition of miracles is necessarily less religiously inclusive than Mumford’s causation-based definition.

Keywords

Miracle Supernatural Divine action 

Notes

Acknowledgement

I would like to thank Steve Clarke for his feedback on this paper.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social SciencesCharles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia

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