Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set)

Miracles The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts Volume Set Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume s argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles Yet current research shows that human experience is far from un

  • Title: Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set)
  • Author: Craig S. Keener
  • ISBN: 9780801039522
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume s argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume s argumentMost modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume s argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume s argument in light of the contemporary evidence available to us This wide ranging and meticulously researched two volume study presents the most thorough current defense of the credibility of the miracle reports in the Gospels and Acts Drawing on claims from a range of global cultures and taking a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, Keener suggests that many miracle accounts throughout history and from contemporary times are best explained as genuine divine acts, lending credence to the biblical miracle reports.

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    1. I finally finished this 600 page beast and I have been blessed. Keener challenges anti-supernaturalism head on, providing an in depth critique of Hume's philosophies that have infiltrated Western thought. He contrasts the Majority World View with the West and demonstrates that, for the most part, claims to seeing supernatural manifestations are not ancient--or unique. He clearly demonstrates that the Gospel writers definitely believe themselves to have witnessed the miraculous and not just some [...]

    2. One of the best books on miracles that exists. Keener is incredibly detailed and covers both ancient and modern miracle claims, primarily in a Christian context but also from other religions. He tackles the naturalist critique of miracles in a brilliant way and argues forcefully that the belief that miracles do not exist is just that - a belief - and that when Christians believe in New Testament miracles, they are just as rational, being supported by tons of miracle claims in modern times. I rea [...]

    3. Keener provides an excellent two-volume manual concerning the credibility of the miracles presented in the New Testament. Attacking the Humean naturalistic bias, Keener provides numerous verified examples of miracles occurring globally that resembles many of the miracles denoted in the New Testament. Whether one is a skeptic desiring to learn of the credibility of the miraculous, or the faithful desiring to strengthen one's belief in the miraculous, Keener's work is a must-have!!!

    4. In his two-volume work, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, Craig Keener argues for two theses: “The book’s primary thesis is simply that eyewitnesses do offer miracle claims The secondary thesis is that supernatural explanations, while not suitable in every case, should be welcome on the scholarly table along with other explanations often discussed” (p. 1). Keener executes his argumentation for these two theses over four parts. In part one, he discusses the New Testa [...]

    5. With this book Craig Keener intends to expand upon his ideas as presented in a footnote in his recent commentary on Acts. His primary thesis is that eyewitnesses do offer miracle claims. He spends much of the book defending this thesis, and specifically targets the materialistic assumptions of David Hume and those who follow him. In fact, Keener devotes two entire chapters to refuting Hume’s arguments, and the idea that miracle claims in the New Testament are legend rather than eyewitness acco [...]

    6. Extremely thorough. Thoroughly documented. Humble. Carefully argued. Limited scope (even given that it's two volumes). Tremendously instructive and insightful. Two great chapters answering David Hume's skepticism regarding miracles. Hundreds of documented eyewitness and personal accounts from around the world. He sets out to make two primary arguments: 1) That the historical accounts in the Gospels and Acts of supernatural events should be seen as resulting from eyewitness events, and not as a m [...]

    7. I struggled as to wether I wanted to buy this title as Keener is not one of my favorite scholars (he often writes well, but seems to often lack development in his thoughts with the later coming across as snippets instead of developed argument). The thesis of the book is two claims: (a) the uncontroversial claim that the uniform experience of humanity is not naturalism in sections 1 and 3 (many many examples across cultures, time, education, race, nationality, sex, age, etc), and, (b) a somewhat [...]

    8. Wow!! The most comprehensive, in-depth book I have ever read pertaining to the supernatural in the New Testament. Not an easy read by any means. This book actually began as a footnote to Keener's massive four volume commentary on Acts. I believe the last of the 4 volumes is to be released this Fall. At approx $50.00 per volume it will be an investment but one I will make. My only disappointment is that Dr. Keener was not at Asbury Theological Seminary while I was a student there.

    9. Read this set for a Historiography, Miracles, and Resurrection class. Good account of miracles and eye opening to someone who grew up in a western christian culture that is more skeptical to miracles.

    10. Well researched and captivating book on miracles. I have discovered many interesting books by looking through the footnotes. A great book to own and use for reference.

    11. Sit down, open your mind up, and prepare to have your western world view challenged as it pertains to miracles.

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