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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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Christianity Against Infidelity: Or, the Truth of the Gospel History ...

Thomas Baldwin Thayer - Apologetics - 1849 - 425 pages
...Variable experience amounts only to probability — invariable experience, to certainty. 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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On miracles

Ralph Wardlaw - Miracles - 1852 - 317 pages
...consider, what, by his own account, is the strength of the proof from experience : — ' A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; — and, as a firm and unalterable experience has established those laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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The British Millennial Harbinger, Volume 6

Churches of Christ - 1853
...dissolve into thin air. We will state Mr. Hume's argument in his own words : "A miracle," saysh^ " 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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Bases of Belief, an Examination of Christianity as a Divine Revelation by ...

Edward Miall - Apologetics - 1853 - 425 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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An introduction to mental philosophy

sir George Ramsay (9th bart.) - 1853
...the form of a syllogism in the first figure ; and for that very reason it is nugatory. " A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established those laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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An Inquiry Concerning Religion

George Long - Apologetics - 1855 - 346 pages
...to fall into such an error. In a former part of the essay he thus expresses himself: — "A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established those laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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The doctrines and difficulties of the Christian faith contemplated from the ...

Harvey Goodwin (bp. of Carlisle.) - Theology, Doctrinal - 1856 - 266 pages
...be a witness to the power of the Gospel of a very valuable kind. ' NOTE 18. Hume 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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Half-hours with the freethinkers, ed. by J. Watts, 'Iconoclast', and A. Collins

John Watts - 1857
...than has ever been called forth by the wit of man before by the same number of words: — '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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Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World

Robert Dale Owen - Apparitions - 1860 - 528 pages
...is, does not himself fail in the very wisdom he exacts. He says, in the same chapter, — "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 Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - Philosophy - 1860 - 662 pages
...to the established course of nature, is taken by men to be divine."2 "A miracle," says Mr. Hume,' " 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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