Friday, June 10, 2011

Is there a case to be made from fulfilled biblical prophecy?

Despite well-known abuses of prophecy, Bloom in this essay claim that a case can be made.

1 comment:

unkle E said...

It's an interesting article, but I'm not entirely convinced. Like the argument from healing miracles, it presents only one side of the story - successful prophecies (or successful prayers for healing).

I think if we are to use the argument from prophecy, we need to also consider the number of prophecies that have not come true (so far) - perhaps even a Bayesian analysis? Also, how much ambiguity there is in the prophecy. If this was done, and the evidence came out "right", then I think there may be a good argument in it.

But at present, I think I'd only use it in a very tentative way.