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1. Basic Considerations

1.1. Distinctions

No systematic hermeneutical examination of miracles in the larger sense can avoid articulating exactly which elements are to be addressed as objective facts and which as part of the concept itself. Because arguments on the two sides can no longer be adduced in support of one another, the modes in which the two aspects are examined necessarily also diverge.

The remaining conceptual content prompts even further distinctions, depending on whether one is dealing …

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Colpe, Carsten, Böcher, Otto and Grözinger, Albrecht, “Miracle”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M529>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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