Rebuttal to Miracles and Probability from Lourdes to Lazarus

This past week, in the course of a discussion concerning the resurrection of Christ, Nicholas Covington borrowed an argument from philosopher Matt McCormick in an attempt to show that eyewitnesses to alleged miracles are very, very unreliable. The focus of this post is on slide 2 from McCormick's presentation, where he makes the following assertions: …

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The Number of Resuscitation Accounts Found in Craig Keener’s Miracles

I'm in a discussion with Jeffery Jay Lowder over at The Secular Outpost concerning Bayes' Theorem and the adage "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" (ECREE). I'm skeptical that applying Bayes' Theorem to historical claims will help us in our historical inquiries but it's worth discussing. One issue is how to calculate the prior probability of …

Review of Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

In the two-volume work Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, Craig S. Keener argues for two theses. The first thesis is that eyewitnesses do offer miracle claims. The second thesis is that supernatural explanations of miracle accounts should be on the table in scholarly discussions. The theses tie into the historical study of …