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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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Footfalls on the boundary of another world. From the 10th Amer. ed., with ...

Robert Dale Owen - 1860
...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 Eclectic Review

1861
...Miracles. Home paraded it as invincible ; it is now discarded as worthless. Hume affirms — "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 miracle,...
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Aids to Faith: A Series of Theological Essays

William Thomson (Abp. of York) - Faith - 1862 - 538 pages
...received no substantial addition from the labours of subsequent writers on the same side: " 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 Spiritual Magazine, Volumes 3-4

Spiritualism - 1862
...establish." No fnch testimony can be had, therefore miracles arc not capable of proof. " 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 is as entire as any...
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Seven Answers to the Seven Essays and Reviews

John Nash Griffin - Essays and reviews - 1862 - 312 pages
...this objection is, in truth, just the old one of Hume. This Deistical writer says * :— " A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature, and as a firm and unalterable experience hath established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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Evidences of Christianity: Lectures Before the Lowell Institute ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1863 - 356 pages
...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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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 13

David Thomas - 1863
...than Mr. Hume, wrote a book to convince the world chiefly on this point. He 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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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, Volume 12

James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell - Theology - 1863
...the subject no substantial addition has been made by the labours of subsequent writers : " A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof of a miracle, from the very nature of...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 44

Christianity - 1863
...possibility, is exactly the same as when the argument was stated by Hume, as follows:— ' 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 American Presbyterian Review, Volume 1

Henry Boynton Smith, James Manning Sherwood - Presbyterianism - 1863
...the witnesses of miracles were not the spectators of them only: the prime witnesses * " A miracle la 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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