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" A miracle may be accurately defined, a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent. "
A view of the principal deistical writers ... in England in the last and ... - Page 298
by John Leland - 1764
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 2

John Leland - 1755 - 483 pages
...his own definition of a miracle. " A miracle faith he, may be accurately " defined, a tranfgrefiion of a law of nature by " a particular volition of the Deity, or by the " inrerpofal of fome rnvifible auent." Now our uniform experience affordeth a full and direct...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland - 1756 - 483 pages
...miracle, or even according to Mr. Hume's own definixion of a miracle, that " it is a tranfgreiHon " of a law of nature by a particular volition of " the Deity, or by the interpofal of fome invi*c fiblc agent j" but is a manifeft abfurdity. But in the cafe of...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - 1798
...muft, if ever it happened, have been a very fignal miracle; ie as he defines it, a violation of the law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity....any evidence is given which may be depended on, to affure us, that however ftrahge or extraordinary this event may be, yet it hath aftually happened....
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The Monthly repository (and review)., Volume 12

1817
...of any fart, whether of an ordinary or extraordinary kind, even although it were " A transgression of a law of nature, by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of an Invisible Agent," which is Mr. Hume's definition of a miracle*. " The...
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The Freethinking Christians' Magazine: Intended for the Promotion ..., Volume 2

1812
...a very convenient definition : " a miracle (says he) has very properly been defined a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity." The definition may suit the gentleman's purpose, no doubt ; but I have yet to learn that it is the true...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 12

1817
...of any fact, whether of an ordinary or extraordinary kind, even although it were " A transgression of a law of" nature, by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of an Invisible Agent," which isMr. Hume's definition of a miracle. t " The...
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An inquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1817
...command of a man should have such an influence. A miracle may be accurately defined, a trarugretsion of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of tome invisible agent. A miracle may either be discovered by men or not....
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - 1826
...command of a man should have such an influence. A miracle may be accurately defined, a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent. A miracle may either be discovered by men or not....
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The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise: A Fragment

Charles Babbage - 1837 - 240 pages
...of nature." * And again, in note K " A miracle may be accurately defined A transgression " of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or " by the interposition oj some invisible agent. A miracle may " be either discovered by men or not....
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 15

1839
...at least the first pail of it, appears unobjectionable : it is denned by him to be ' a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent.' The true notion of a miraculous event then is an...
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