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Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

David L. Weddle

Abstract

Despite the dominance of scientific explanation in the modern world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century faith in miracles remains strong, particularly in resurgent forms of traditional religion. This book examines how five religious traditions—Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam—understand miracles, considering how they express popular enthusiasm for wondrous tales, how they provoke official regulation because of their potential to disrupt authority, and how they are denied by critics within each tradition who regard belief in miracles as an illusory distraction from ... More

Keywords: miracles, faith, traditional religion, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, healing power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814794159
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.001.0001

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David L. Weddle, author

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