On Supernatural Miracles and Laws of Nature

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Toronto Journal of Theology, Vol: 28, Issue: 1, Page: 145-152

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9077
Author(s):
Berkovitz, Joseph
Publisher(s):
Toronto University Press
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article description
Robert Larmer and Alvin Plantinga have argued that modern physics is compatible with the idea that the physical universe is open to God’s supernatural action and that such action would not involve any violation of laws of nature. Thus, they have concluded that supernatural miracles are compatible with modern science. I argue that their line of reasoning is based on an incorrect interpretation of conservation laws and that supernatural miracles would involve violations of laws of nature.