Prophecy

[Revised entry by Scott A. Davison on May 31, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In the usual sense, prophecy involves disclosing some important information that could not have been known
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[Revised entry by Scott A. Davison on May 31, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In the usual sense, prophecy involves disclosing some important information that could not have been known to the prophet in any ordinary way. Prophecy is interesting from a philosophical point of view because it involves compelling questions about divine knowledge, time, and human freedom. Unlike historians or theologians, philosophers rarely argue about who has actually...

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