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Belief in miracles and individual and collective experiences called miracles occurs in many different forms across many cultures and periods of history, and is freighted with many different interpretations and functions. As an expression both of subjective beliefs and of a specific worldview that implies the possibility of the al…

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Kuhn, Thomas Konrad, “Miracle”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030613>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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