An Investigation Into the Phenomenon of Modern-Day Miracle Healings in Christianity: A Philosophical and Empirical Synthesis
145 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 18, 2019
This is a discussion about the modern-day phenomenon of miracle claims in Christianity. It takes up the daring task of analyzing the validity of such claims and does so by discussing medically documented cases of so-believed miracle healings which have been effected by intercessory prayer. These cases are weighed by three different explanatory models: naturalism, transnaturalism and supernaturalism. To the author, a supernaturalistic interpretative grid seems to be warranted. Pro's and con's of each model are discussed in light of the presented cases.
Keywords: miracles, healings, medical, miracle healings, documented, prayer, supernaturalism, case studies, empirical, qualitative, philosophy, synthesis
JEL Classification: Z12
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