Monday, January 02, 2012
Hume's Rhetoric Against Miracles Exhumed: R.I.P.
I'm doing a lot of reading today. I'm looking at more of Craig Keener's Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.
I have never in my philosophical life read such a complete, systematic dismantling of Hume's argument against miracles. Craig, ever the gentleman, works like a meticulous, brilliant intellect-surgeon dissecting Hume's skeptical corpse to find the latter's rhetorical and illogical disease.
After reading Craig on Hume, no one will need to pay attention to Hume's "rejection" of miracles again, except as an historical study.
Craig's Hume-exhumation is book-length within his book. Humeans - read it and mourn.