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I think Nigel J has a point regarding the definition of miracles. An obsession with miraculous healings can often overshadow the invisible, but arguably superior healings which apply to the whole person. For example, when Jesus heals the paralytic in Luke 5, he precedes the physical healing with forgiveness of sins, which is for the onlookers arguably the ...


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An amazing modern-day miracle occurred in Romania about 30 years ago. The pastor whose prayers preceded the miracle, Dr. Pavel Goia, has sermons on YouTube and is still active in his church. He is very well educated, although at the time of the miracle he was a young pastor and had only his baccalaureate degree in engineering--having graduated at the top ...


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Based on the example provided, I will assume that by scholarly, you are not just referring to advanced religious education by highly educated in general. Many highly educated Catholics have strongly believed in miracles throughout the centuries, so that is not a rare circumstance. In my examples, I will raise the bar and focus mostly on miracles that can be ...


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Besides Paul, have there been any other Christians who had both a scholarly background and overtly supernatural experiences? The greatest in terms of scholarly achievement is St. Alphonsus Liguori, as a brilliant lawyer turn into a Priest. Alphonsus was not sent to school but was educated by tutors under his father's eye. At the age of sixteen, on 21 ...


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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) was an 18th century Swedish scientist and philosopher who later turned his mind to theology when, he said, the Lord (Jesus) opened his spiritual eyes and commissioned him to explain the spiritual meaning of Scripture—a commission that was later expanded to correcting and renewing Christian theology as a whole. Dozens of ...


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A number of notable academic Saints have had mystical experiences. Beginning with my favorites, the Dominicans, I can think of two saints off the bat who had strong intellects and scholarly pursuits as well as mystical experiences/miracle working. The first is Saint Thomas Aquinas. Possibly the pre-eminent scholar of the entire history of Christendom and ...


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Besides Paul, have there been any other Christians who had both a scholarly background and overtly supernatural experiences? I believe St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe fits the bill here. St. Maximilian Kolbe had a doctorate in both philosophy and theology and experienced visions of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941)...


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One of the first recorded examples of this is when the angels went to Sodom to warn Lot and his family to flee the wrath that was about to fall on Sodom and Gomorrah. Gen 19 12The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13because we are going to ...


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