Looking for a Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures / Edition 1

Looking for a Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures / Edition 1

by Joe Nickell
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ISBN-10:
1573926809
ISBN-13:
9781573926805
Pub. Date:
02/28/1999
Publisher:
Prometheus Books

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Looking for a Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures / Edition 1

The willingness of people to believe in magical icons, mystical relics, and miraculous pictures (like the Image of Guadalupe) is almost as curious as these phenomena themselves. Though they cry out for scientific investigation, millions of people blindly accept them as fact.

Historical and paranormal investigator Joe Nickell confronts such strange events, powers, and objects as the Shroud of Turin, bleeding or weeping statues, burning handprints, liquefying blood, ecstatic visions, miraculous cures, and people speaking in tongues in Looking for a Miracle. Departing from standard critiques of religion, Nickell carefully investigates the evidence relating to specific claims.

Religious believers and rationalists alike have much to learn from this revealing examination of the evidence for the miraculous.

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ISBN-13: 9781573926805
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Looking for a Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There was so little understanding of mystical phenomenon in this book that others should read Kevin Orlin Johnson's books for a reasonable overview of the Church's perspective on these matters. The position taken in the book reminded me of doctors and scientists who can only explain near death phenomenon in terms of the physical. I love the majesty, the mystery and the miraculous that is the Catholic Church. ....Pax Tecum