What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world’s great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that miracles have really taken place? Can there be acts that are more religiously significant than miracles? Drawing on a vast variety of fascinating examples from across the major religions, Miracles: A Very Short Introduction discusses the lively debate on miracles, ranging from reported miracles in ancient scriptures in the East and West to cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation. Throughout, it drives us to ask ourselves if and how we can still believe in miracles in the 21st century.