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" A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined. "
Lectures on Ecclesiastical History - Page 414
by George Campbell - 1807 - 503 pages
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, & Correspondence of William Smellie ..., Volume 1

Robert Kerr - 1811
...miraculous, here arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 2

English literature - 1815
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience lias established these laws, the proof »gainst a miracle, from the very nature...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 12

Liberalism (Religion) - 1817
...yet it is wholly impossible that such an event should be made credible to me. " A miracle (he says) is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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A Dissertation on Miracles: Containing an Examination of the Principles ...

George Campbell - Church of Scotland - 1823 - 560 pages
...if we had not had a pr&' vious and independent faith in testimony, we ' could never have acquired.' How natural is the transition from one sophism to...violation of the ' laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable ex' perience hath established these laws, the proof ' against a miracle is as entire as...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 1

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...miraculous, here arises a contest of two opposite " experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a mi" racle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a •" firm and unalterable experience has established these -" laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very на"...
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A Dissertation on Miracles: Containing an Examination of the Principles ...

George Campbell - Miracles - 1824 - 362 pages
...if we had ' not had a previous and independent faith in testimony, we could ' rtcver have acquired.' How natural is the transition from one sophism to...strain of the argument. ' A miracle,' says he, ' is a viola' tion of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable cxpe' rience hath established these...
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Criterion; Or, Rules by which the True Miracles Recorded in the New ...

John Douglas - Bible - 1824 - 260 pages
...reverse it. But this, we know, has been denied by a late very ingenious, but very sceptical author. " A miracle," says he, " is a violation of the laws of nature, and as a firm and unalterable -experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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A Brief Outline of the Evidences of the Christian Religion

Archibald Alexander - Apologetics - 1825 - 251 pages
...proof; in that case there is proof against proof, of which the strongest must prevail. — A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle from the very nature...
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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hartwell Horne - Bible - 1825
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature : and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hartwell Horne - Bible - 1825
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature : and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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