‘Hoist with His Own Petard': Keener Turns the Tables on the Academic Elite

I recently wrote a review of Craig Keener’s wonderful (and lengthy!) new book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (Eerdmans, 2011).  Although the review will soon be available on the Themelios webpage, I thought I would mention one particular positive here.  As one might expect, Keener devotes a substantial portion of the book refuting Hume’s well known argument against the possibility of miracles.  The problem, as he so deftly points out, is that Hume’s argument is fallaciously circular.  Keener observes, “[Hume] argues, based on ‘experience,’ that miracles do not happen, yet dismisses credible eyewitness testimony for miracles (i.e., others’ experience) on his assumption that miracles do not happen” …

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