Religion: Trends in Miracles

Miracles these days are not as widespread as they used to be. But for Catholic—and, to a much lesser degree, for Protestant and Jew—miracles are a fact of faith. How much of a fact and how essential to faith, Hungarian-born Roman-Catholic Author Zsolt Aradi recalls in a new volume on the old subject, The Book of Miracles (Farrar, Straus & Cudahy; $5). Protestants and Jews may believe in miracles as they see fit; Catholics must believe in their existence, but it is not heretical for them to doubt any given miracle except the Immaculate...

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