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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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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - 1826
...prevail, but still with a diminution of its force, in proportion to that of its antagonist 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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A compendious introduction to the study of the Bible, an analysis of 'An ...

Thomas Hartwell Horne - 1827
...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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A Brief Outline of the Evidences of the Christian Religion

Archibald Alexander - Apologetics - 1829 - 232 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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The Criterion ; Or, Rules by which the True Miracles Recorded in the New ...

John Douglas - Bible - 1832 - 248 pages
...to superstitious delusions'1; for to him it seems that all miracles are superstitious delusions. " A miracle," says he, " is a violation of the laws " of nature, and as a firm and unalterable experi" ence has established these laws, the proof against " a miracle, from the very nature...
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The criterion: or, Rules by which the true miracles recorded in the New ...

John Douglas (bp. of Salisbury.) - 1832
...to superstitious delusions'1; for to him it seems that all miracles are superstitious delusions. " A miracle," says he, " is a violation of the laws " of nature, and as a firm and unalterable experi" ence has established these laws, the proof against " a miracle, from the very nature...
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The Evidences of Christianity in Their External Or Historical Division ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...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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The Evidences of the Christian Religion

Archibald Alexander - Apologetics - 1832 - 256 pages
...entire 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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The Evidences of Christianity in Their External Or Historical Division ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...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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A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Starkie - Evidence (Law) - 1833
...positions on this subject advanced by Air. Hume. He says, in his Essay, vol. 3, sec. 1O, " 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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Evidences of Christianity in Their External Division: Exhibited in a Course ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1833 - 408 pages
...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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