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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 New Englander

Criticism - 1843
...must prevail, but 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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The Christian's Defence: Containing a Fair Statement, and Impartial ...

James Smith - Bible - 1843
...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 Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volumes 15-16

Universalism - 1858
...skeptics on this subject. David Hume, the distinguished historian and philosopher, says : " 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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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 24

Theology - 1867
...often does in the course of the Essay, weighing evidence against evidence. " A miracle," he tells us, " 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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On the Miraculous and Internal Evidences of the Christain ..., Volume 1

Thomas Chalmers - Apologetics - 1845
...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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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity: Before the Lowell Institute ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1846 - 383 pages
...must prevail, but still with a diminution of 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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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, Before the Lowell Institute ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1846 - 383 pages
...must prevail, but still with a diminution of 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 Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1847
...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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Are not the clergy arraying themselves against Church and queen? By M.A.

M. A - 1848
...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 Church of England quarterly review, Volume 23

1848
...must prevail, but still with a diminution of 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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