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The Resource The miracle myth : why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified, Larry Shapiro

The miracle myth : why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified, Larry Shapiro

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The miracle myth : why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified
Title
The miracle myth
Title remainder
why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified
Statement of responsibility
Larry Shapiro
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are many who believe Moses parted the Red Sea and Jesus came back from the dead. Others are certain that exorcisms occur, ghosts haunt attics, and the blessed can cure the terminally ill. Though extraordinarily improbable, people have embraced miracles and myths for millennia, seeing in them proof of the extraordinary potential of our world--and ourselves. Helping us think more critically about our belief in the improbable, The Miracle Myth breaks down our mythmaking strategies to better understand how attempts to justify belief in the supernatural fall short. Through arguments and accessible analysis, Larry Shapiro sharpens our critical faculties so we become less susceptible to tales of myths and miracles and learn how, ultimately, our belief in them is counterproductive. Shapiro acknowledges that myths have value. They may even provide insight into our place in nature. Even so, if our understanding of reality is formed through the fallacy of myth, our ties to the world fray. Shapiro's investigation reminds us of the importance of evidence and rational thinking as we explore the unknown
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Shapiro, Lawrence A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernatural
  • Miracles
  • Belief and doubt
  • Credulity
  • Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Belief and doubt
  • Credulity
  • Miracles
  • Psychology
  • Supernatural
Label
The miracle myth : why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified, Larry Shapiro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Justified and unjustified belief -- Miracles -- Justifying belief in supernatural causes -- Justifying belief in improbable events -- Evidence for miracles -- Jesus's resurrection -- Should we care that beliefs in miracles are unjustified? -- What is supernatural? -- Supernatural causes
Control code
ocn955544104
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 0ceb6dc9-c7fb-411f-9495-84cb3f7037a0
  • 22573/ctt1fq9cwp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)955544104
Label
The miracle myth : why belief in the Resurrection and the supernatural Is unjustified, Larry Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Justified and unjustified belief -- Miracles -- Justifying belief in supernatural causes -- Justifying belief in improbable events -- Evidence for miracles -- Jesus's resurrection -- Should we care that beliefs in miracles are unjustified? -- What is supernatural? -- Supernatural causes
Control code
ocn955544104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 0ceb6dc9-c7fb-411f-9495-84cb3f7037a0
  • 22573/ctt1fq9cwp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)955544104

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