Why is it called "A Course in Miracles"?

In short, because it is a course whose purpose is to train us to be miracle workers. The author chose the title, and began with these words: "This is a course in miracles, please take notes."

The individual words of the title are significant:

A The Course presents a teaching which lights a pathway for returning to God. It does not claim to be the only pathway. Other spiritual paths, in the view of the Course, all lead to the same goal of awakening to God, each in their own unique way. "All such attempts will ultimately succeed because of their purpose" (T-18.VII.5:9).

Course The course presents a course of study, practice, and extension designed to enable its students to work miracles. As a course it is meant to be "taken" in a rigorous and committed manner, just as one would take any course one wants to pass. Another term for "course" is "path"; this course presents a path to God.

in Miracles As mentioned in the answer to the previous question, the primary definition of "miracle" in the Course is the extension of healed perception from one mind to another. This is a course that teaches us how to work such miracles: to be miracle workers who extend healed perception to miracle receivers.

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