Book Recommendation: Medical Miracles

Back in September I linked to an article by an atheist doctor, Jacalyn Duffin, who confirmed a healing deemed miraculous by the Vatican. In the article she says she investigated over 1,400 miracle investigations by the Roman Catholic Church conducted between 1588 and 1999. For Christmas I received her Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing…

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…

Response to Selective Sources

Deacon Duncan (henceforth DD) of the Evangelical Realism blog is reviewing William Lane Craig’s book On Guard. In the most recent post, Selective Sources, he is commenting on Craig’s treatment concerning the historical Jesus. I have not read this book by Craig but DD’s post contains a few problems common to arguments from skeptics that…