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Some Contemporary Thinking about Miracles


Though miracles do not excite much interest in the halls of The academy, they are not only part and parcel of the Christian tradition, but they also engage the interest of ordinary Christians from time to time, perhaps especially when they find themselves in
particularly difficult circumstances, for example, in the situation of serious illness. Theologian Hans Küng has written about miracles with sensitivity: “I do not want to violate the religious feelings of anyone for whose belief in God the miracles understood literally
are important. I want to give a helpful answer to those modern men and women for whom the miracles are an obstacle to their faith.

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