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On Supernatural Miracles and Laws of Nature

Berkovitz, Joseph (2012) On Supernatural Miracles and Laws of Nature. Toronto Journal of Theology, 28 (1). pp. 145-152.

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Robert Larmer and Alvin Plantinga have argued that modern physics is compatible with the idea that the physical universe is open to God’s supernatural action and that such action would not involve any violation of laws of nature. Thus, they have concluded that supernatural miracles are compatible with modern science. I argue that their line of reasoning is based on an incorrect interpretation of conservation laws and that supernatural miracles would involve violations of laws of nature.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Berkovitz, Josephjzberkovitz@yahoo.com
Keywords: supernatural miracles, science, laws of nature, conservation principles
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Science and Religion
Depositing User: Dr Joseph Berkovitz
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 13:17
Item ID: 9077
Journal or Publication Title: Toronto Journal of Theology
Publisher: Toronto University Press
Official URL: http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/t36k7rh64...
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Science and Religion
Date: 2012
Page Range: pp. 145-152
Volume: 28
Number: 1
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9077

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