The cessation of the charismataPatristic and mediaeval marvelsRoman Catholic miraclesIrvingite giftsFaith-healingMind-cure. Counterfeit Miracles has 66 ratings and 6 reviews. Dominic said: This is actually a series of lectures given by B.B. Warfield, a key figure in conservati. The Banner of Truth Trust, , pgs. Summary: A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in to The book is divided up.
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Trivia About Counterfeit Miracles. Once the apostolic message was written the the miracles ceased. It is in this section that he examines more closely what does a “miracle” mean whereby he distinguishes what occurs “immediately” without passage of time or use of means, and healings which occur upon prayer and use of God given means of medicine and doctors which he accepts.
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I took my time with this book, as I found myself rereading many points in this collection of lectures. But I guess the most important thing which this book has taught me is the true rational behind the cessation of miracles and sign and wonders, that miracles intricately and indissolubly tied to divine revelation and apostolic authority as their countwrfeit signs, and that naturally once the apostles died and divine revelation has ceased, so would the miracles which were the signs and confirmation of their message.
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I can’t imagine writing with authority on as many subjects as he did, counterteit here he particularly applies himself to the historical understanding of miracles and the many imitations and claims to miracles that have been made over the years, both within the church and withou I have the highest admiration for Warfield.
Lists with This Book. Brandon ciunterfeit it really liked it Mar 30, Drew Cunningham rated it really liked it Dec 21, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is at least very commonly supposed that we are bound to examine carefully into the pretensions of any alleged miracle produced in support of any propositions whatever, however intrinsically absurd; and, if these alleged miracles cannot be at once decisively invalidated, we are bound to accept as true the proposition in support of which they are alleged.
Aug 09, Logan rated it it was amazing. About Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. The reports and witnesses to miracles only started to balloon during the time of St Augustine onwards and positively exploded during the medieval age. To ask other readers questions about Counterfeit Miraclesplease sign up. Having grown up with a charismatic background, I enjoyed the depth of detail in this book.
counterfdit Frank Gantz rated it it was amazing Jul 13, It is quite an interesting read with an attention historical detail and first-person accounts and academic referencing to various experts, theological, historical and medical, which is truly impressive. And then reviews the claimed miracles of his day, including some cults and quacks.
Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
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This book is no different. Very dense and hard to scratch the surface if youre not willing to sit at the feet of Warfield and dig deep and think hard about what he is saying. Jose rated it really liked it Oct 30, Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from to Weir rated it really liked it Aug 11, Overall, although the language is a bit ponderous and careful, but a readable work and not dull at all, especially when in the course of prodding through these difficult matters, one would be occasionally treated to some snide humour and wit.
Warfield refutes this theory by noting that factually this is most certainly false as an examination of the apostolic fathers revealed that miracles far from increasing actually completely ceased with the apostles. However, Warfield notes that there are some very interesting and disturbing parallels between the miracles reported by the patristic fathers like St Augustine and some of the pagan miracle tales which has already existed before, which doubtlessly points to a convenient co-opting of pagan miracle stories by Christians as the Christian faith became much more widespread which was somewhat uncritically recorded down by St Augustine.
I can’t imagine writing with authority on as many subjects as he did, founterfeit here he particularly applies himself to the historical understanding of miracles and the many imitations and claims to miracles that have been made over the years, both within the church and without.
A helpful overview of the historical data. One of his most interesting observations is the fact that in only very few cases does a saint actually claim to perform miracles or that reports and witnesses of miracles occurred while a saint was still living. He sets out by first refuting a po This is mirackes a series of lectures given by B.
Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Of course, I should have already have known this when Calvin in his introduction to his Institutes, refuted his Catholic’s opponent’s claim to orthodoxy by citing the many miracles which has occurred among them by pointing that his doctrine too was confirmed by countterfeit miracles and signs and wonders, the miracles and signs and wonders of the Apostles, which Calvin of course does claim to teach faithfully.
Feb 18, Victor Chininin rated it it was ok. Warfield then b.b.warffield into history to show that this position is supported by the data. Warfield, a key figure in conservative American Presbyterianism. But I feel uneasy about using that as support for the cessation of the gifts and miracles in our day and age.
Andre rated it it was amazing May 03, Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Don Bryant rated it liked it Oct 14, Paperbackpages. Nancy Almodovar rated it it was amazing Jan 30,