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A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.<ref>Miracle</ref> Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (God or gods), a miracle worker, a saint or a religious leader.

The word "miracle" is often used to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood, such as a birth. Other miracles might be: survival of an illness diagnosed as terminal, escaping a life-threatening situation or 'beating the odds'. Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Theologians say that, with divine providence, gods regularly work through created nature yet are free to work without, above, or against it as well.<ref name="McLaughlin">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.<ref>Miracle</ref> Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (God or gods), a miracle worker, a saint or a religious leader.

The word "miracle" is often used to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood, such as a birth. Other miracles might be: survival of an illness diagnosed as terminal, escaping a life-threatening situation or 'beating the odds'. Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Theologians say that, with divine providence, gods regularly work through created nature yet are free to work without, above, or against it as well.<ref name="McLaughlin">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Miracle sections
Intro  Explanations  Religious views  Criticism  See also  Notes and references  Further reading  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Explanations
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