The Case Against Miracles 1839190086, 9781839190087

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The Case Against Miracles
 1839190086, 9781839190087

Table of contents :
Foreword: On Miracles and Truth

By Michael Shermer


Part 1: Miracles and the Abject Failure of Christian Apologetics

1| Miracles and the Challenge of Apologetics

By David Corner

2| God Would Not Perform Miracles

By Matt McCormick

3| Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence

By John W. Loftus

4| Properly Investigating Miracle Claims

By Darren M. Slade

5| Assessing Keener’s Miracles

By Edward T. Babinski

6| The Abject Failure of Christian Apologetics

By John W. Loftus

7| Why Do Christians Believe in Miracles?
By Valerie Tarico

Part 2: Properly Investigating the Miracle of Biblical Revelation

8| Why the Romans Believed the Gospels

By R. G. Price

9| How New Testament Writers Helped Jesus Fulfill Prophecy

By Robert J. Miller

10| The Prophetic Failure of Christ’s Return

By Robert Conner

11| Five Inconvenient Truths that Falsify Biblical Revelation

By David Madison, PhD

Part 3: Properly Investigating Key Biblical Miracles

12| Evolution is a Fact!

By Abby Hafer

13| Old Testament Miracle Genres as Folklore and Legend

By Randall Heskett

14| Science, Miracles and Noah’s Flood

By Clay Farris Naff

15| Jesus Christ: Docetic Demigod
By Robert M. Price

16| Miracles of the Christian Magicians

By Robert Conner

17| Credulity At Cana?

By Evan Fales

18| The Resurrection of Jesus Never Took Place

by John Loftus

19| Paul’s Christianity

By Robert Conner


Appendix: Hume On Proof and Mathematical Probability

by John W. Loftus

About the contributing Authors

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