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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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Lectures on Butler's Analogy of religion, to the constitution and course of ...

sir Joseph Napier (1st bart.) - 1864
...definition of the word miracle, and an unwarrantable abuse of the word experience. " 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 nature of the...
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A review of the 'Vie de JÚsus' of m. Renan

John Brown Paton - 1864 - 160 pages
...miracles. Hume 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 nature...
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Miracles: Helps to Faith, Not Hindrances

William Mackergo Taylor - Apologetics - 1865 - 224 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 Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 24

Bible - 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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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity in the Nineteenth Century ...

Albert Barnes - Apologetics - 1868 - 451 pages
...out of the question. Mr, Hume also places the matter expressly on that ground. 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 Christian Ambassador, Volume 6

Theology - 1868
...directly say that they are impossible, but in his leading argument implies it; his words are, " 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: Lectures Before the Lowell Institute, January ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1869 - 352 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 h;ia established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 46

Unitarianism - 1871
...anti-supernaturalism for those who do not deny the existence of God, makes the following assertion: — " 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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Works of ... bishop Hay, ed. under the supervision of bishop Strain, Volume 7

George Hay (bp. of Daulis.) - 1873
...miracle as such, and independent of any connection with religion, can never be proved by human testimony. "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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Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of ..., Volume 3

John Hunt - Great Britain - 1873
...wider knowledge of nature it was found to be within the operations of nature. A miracle Hume defines as 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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