The Action of a god

  • Richard Swinburne
Part of the New Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (NSPR)


So we could have good reason to believe that some event E which occurred was a violation of a law of nature. But for such an event to be a miracle, on Hume’s definition, it has to be brought about by a god, that is, a very powerful non-embodied rational agent.


Intentional Action Scientific Explanation Religious Significance Scientific Type Mental Explanation 


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© Richard Swinburne 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Swinburne
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  1. 1.University of HullUK

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