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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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Supernatural Religion: An Inquiry Into the Reality of Divine Revelation ...

Walter Richard Cassels - Bible - 1874
...1 David Hume, Philosophical Works, Boston and Edinburgh, 1854, iv. p. 126. continues : " 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 Other World: Or, Glimpses of the Supernatural. Being Facts ..., Volume 1

Frederick George Lee - Spiritualism - 1875
...apparent, in due course, from the following, preliminary considerations : — "A miracle," writes 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 is as entire as any...
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Glimpses of the Supernatural: Being Facts, Record and Traditions ..., Volume 1

Frederick George Lee - Spiritualism - 1875
...apparent, in due course, from the following preliminary considerations : — "A miracle," writes 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 is as entire as any...
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On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism: Three Essays

Alfred Russel Wallace - London (England) - 1875 - 236 pages
...REALITY OF MIRACLES. We now have to consider Hume's arguments. The first is 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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Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Volume 6

John McClintock - Bible - 1876
...middle of that century by the publication of Hume's celebrated essay, which teaches that " 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 Verity and Value of the Miracles of Christ, Etc

Thomas COOPER (the Chartist.) - Miracles - 1876 - 170 pages
...through mere fondness for his own system of doubt — because it was his own. "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 very nature...
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The Life of Faith as Illustrated by the Example of the Apostle Paul: With ...

John Thomson - 1876 - 216 pages
...opposition to miracles. The substance of Hume's argument is stated in the following 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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Supernatural religion [by W.R. Cassels]. Complete ed., revised, Volume 1

Walter Richard Cassels - 1879
...proportioned to the superiority."1 After elaborating this proposition, Hume continues : "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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Studies in Deductive Logic: A Manual for Students

William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1880 - 304 pages
...of great beauty, and accordingly they answer no purpose but to gratify the sight. [H.] 35. 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 Mystery of Miracles: A Scientific and Philosophical Investigation

Joseph William Reynolds - Miracles - 1881 - 432 pages
...philosophy is so ready to repeat, 'Ye shall be as gods.'" — CHRISTLIEU, Christian Belief. "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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