What is miracle?

  • (noun): A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of God.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A miracle is an event attributed to divine intervention. Alternatively, it may be an event attributed to a miracle worker, saint, or religious leader. A miracle is sometimes thought of as a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature. Others suggest that God may work with the laws of nature to perform what people see as miracles. Theologians say that, with divine providence, God regularly works through created nature yet is free to work without, above, or against it as well.

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Some articles on miracle:

Miracle - Criticism - Philosophers' Explanations - Littlewood
... suggested that individuals should statistically expect one-in-a-million events ("miracles") to happen to them at the rate of about one per month ...
List Of Batman: The Brave And The Bold Characters - Heroes - Mister Miracle
... Voice Actor Yuri Lowenthal Mister Miracle is a superhero and the universe's greatest escape artist ... to fans, Barda complains about Mister Miracle not helping around the house ... Batman remarks that no matter how good Mister Miracle is at escaping, he won't be able to get out of a wife's demands ...
L'Amore (film) - The Miracle
... and Rossellinii co-wrote the script for "The Miracle" ... The Miracle's" plot is centered around a man, "Saint Joseph" (played by director Federico Fellini), who villainously impregnates "Nanni" (Anna Magnani), a disturbed peasant who believes herself to ...
Miracle Of The Roses - St. Elisabeth of Hungary - Origins
... This metaphorical or actual aroma could have been translated into a physical event, the miracle of the roses ... The first report of a miracle resembling that of the roses is by Franciscans in the mid-13th century ... The miracle as we know it, with roses and in Germany, is first reported in 1332, in a Franciscan book of prayers, though it has also been proposed that the miracle was "translated ...
Le Docteur Miracle
... Le docteur Miracle (Doctor Miracle) is an opérette in one act by the French composer Georges Bizet ...

More definitions of "miracle":

  • (noun): Any amazing or wonderful occurrence.

Famous quotes containing the word miracle:

    This was your place of birth, this daytime palace,
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    A miracle is the violation of mathematical, divine, immutable, eternal laws. By this very statement, a miracle is a contradiction in terms. A law cannot be immutable and violable at the same time.... God cannot do anything without reason; so what reason could make him temporarily disfigure his own handiwork?
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)