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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 031 What Is a Miracle

This seminar explores miracles and the miraculous in religious traditions from around the world. Students learn about the role miracles play in religious narratives and explore how miracles contribute to conceptions of God and human power. Modern challenges to the reality of miracles are considered. Additionally, the category of "miracle" is analyzed and evaluated from various angles including philosophy, anthropology, and popular culture.