Thaumaturgy is the purported capability of a magician to work magic or other paranormal events or a saint to perform miracles. It is sometimes translated into English as wonderworking.[1] A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a "thaumaturge", "thaumaturgist", "thaumaturgus" or "miracle worker". A 'saint', being one who is variably defined as having an exceptional degree of holiness, enlightenment, or of or likeness or closeness to God,[2] may be claimed to have performed miracles; These generally being defined as exceptional events or deeds not within the normative means of natural or human power, instead being of some supernatural or preternatural manner (Although the definition of a 'miracle', like the definition of a 'saint', will vary yet further among separate religions, sects, and schools).[3][4]

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