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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Warfield also notes that this age of the massive proliferation of miracles has its origin not in the Christian faith but simply in democratisation of the faith fusing into the pagan world because of the fact that the heretics, like the donatist, soon claimed to be able to perform miracles too in aid of their theological cause, which miracles St Augustine refuses to accept as authentic. 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 proper 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.
Weir rated it really liked it Aug 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I always learn something from Warfield.
A series of lectures b.b.wadfield counterfeit miracles given in to Oct 25, Dominic Foo rated it really liked it. But the theological reason Warfield gives for the cessation of miracles was that miracles was a sign to confirm the Apostle’s authority and their revelation.
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Jacob Henri Dufresne rated it it was amazing Sep 30, This is why after the apostolic age, performance of miracles virtually disappeared and reports of them dramatically dropped, that is, until the later patristic age.
To ask other readers questions about Counterfeit Miracles bb.warfield, please sign up. 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 mircales.
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 miravles the apostles. Andre rated it it was amazing May 03, The Banner of Truth Trust,pgs. Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield usually known as B. Return to Book Page. Brandon rated it really liked it Mar 30, The last section on the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science movement was especially interesting to me, though it was all informative.
James Tessin rated it it was amazing May 05, I can’t imagine writing with authority on as many subjects as he did, and 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. The book is divided up into six chapters: Trivia About Counterfeit Miracles.
Overall, although the language is a bit ponderous and careful, but a readable work and not dull at all, especially when in the mlracles of prodding through these difficult matters, one would be occasionally treated to some snide humour and wit.
Cory Spackman rated it liked it Aug 27, Michael Pagan rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Having grown up with a charismatic background, Bb.b.warfield enjoyed the depth of detail in this book. However, once the apostles died, divine revelation ceased with them and so did the need to perform signs and wonders to confirm their apostolic office and divine revelation.
Drew Cunningham rated it really liked it Dec 21, Thus, it is not the miracles which is the evidence of orthodoxy but orthodoxy which is the evidence of the miracles. Jose rated it really liked it Oct 30, The reports and witnesses to miracles only started to balloon during the time of St Augustine onwards and positively exploded during the medieval age.
Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Countegfeit. Thanks for telling us about the problem. StevevetS rated it it was amazing Oct 07, This book is good for those who are rather sceptical about the miracles that have been propounded in history.