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MiraclesWonder and Meaning in World Religions$
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David L. Weddle

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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Christianity

Christianity

Signs of Divine Presence

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(p.141) 5 Christianity
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Miracles
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David L. Weddle

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.003.0005

This chapter examines the meaning and purpose of miracles in Christianity. In Christian tradition, miracles are signs of divine presence in history enacting compassion and defending justice. The primary manifestation of God is Jesus Christ, and his career as miracle worker provided models for miracles associated with martyrs, saints, and healers. Jesus' miracles revealed and confirmed his divine nature and authority to those whose faith allowed them to perceive his wonders as signs and whose belief in him elicited his healing power on their behalf. The miracle of the resurrection of Jesus as the Christ also provides the basis for Christians' hope of everlasting life.

Keywords:   Christians, miracles, miracle stories, Jesus Christ, faith

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