Craig S. Keener
|Craig S. Keener|
|Title||Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary|
|Spouse(s)||Médine Moussounga Keener|
|Education||Duke University, Central Bible College, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary|
|Alma mater||Duke University|
|Institutions||Palmer Theological Seminary
Asbury Theological Seminary
|Notable works||Acts: An Exegetical Commentary (in four volumes)(2012-2015)|
Keener received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from Duke University. Prior to Asbury Theological Seminary, he was professor of New Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University for nearly 15 years, where he was also one of the associate pastors at an African-American Baptist church in Philadelphia. (He was ordained in an African-American Baptist church in 1991, but serves students and settings related to a range of traditions.) He has authored a number of commentaries on New Testament books as well as books covering a range of topics from Jesus and Paul to the African-American church. His popular IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold over half a million copies. According to Bruce Chilton, Keener's 2009 book The Historical Jesus of the Gospels "marks a notable moment in the critical study of Jesus" in that Keener uses the study of Jesus' Jewish environment to argue for the authenticity of the Gospels.
Keener has taught in various countries, especially countries in Africa. On very rare occasions, he also speaks in other forums, in recent years, for example, for 1700 pastors in Ivory Coast (with his wife Médine, on ethnic reconciliation); for 700 pastors in Cameroon; for pastors in Cuba; for the National Council of Churches Committee on the Uniform Series; for scholarly meetings; among presenters in a Templeton-sponsored gathering at Oxford; and at a diverse range of theological institutions, in recent years including Andrews University; Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio, Philippines; the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; Crossway College (Australia); Evangel Seminary in Hong Kong; Faculté de Théologie Évangélique du Cameroon; MacQuarie University (ancient history department); New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; United Theological Seminary; and Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Craig's wife Médine, earned her Ph.D. from University of Paris 7, and previously taught at Eastern University. She is currently coordinator of family formation at Asbury Theological Seminary. Médine was a refugee for eighteen months in her home country in Africa (Congo-Brazzaville), and together they work for ethnic reconciliation in Africa and elsewhere.
- Keener, Craig S. (1991). And Marries Another: divorce and remarriage in the teaching of the New Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. ISBN 978-0-943-57546-9. OCLC 24787129.
- ——— (1992). Paul, Women & Wives. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. ISBN 978-0-943-57596-4. OCLC 26363900.
- ——— (1994). The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-81405-3. OCLC 29313370.
- ——— (1997). Matthew. IVP New Testament commentary series. 1. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-81801-3. OCLC 35723512.
- ——— (1999). A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-802-83821-6. OCLC 40473792.
- ——— (2000). Revelation. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-3102-3192-9. OCLC 41924712.
- ——— (2001). Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-2266-1. OCLC 45162181.
- ——— (2003). The Gospel of John: A Commentary (2 vols.). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. ISBN 978-1-5656-3378-0. OCLC 52750146.
- ——— (2006). 1-2 Corinthians. New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-83462-9. OCLC 56840215.
- ——— (2009). The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-802-86292-1. OCLC 368046328.
- ——— (2009). Romans. New Covenant Commentary Series. Cascade Books. ISBN 978-1-6060-8156-3. OCLC 437054246.
- ——— (2011). Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0--801-03952-2. OCLC 699760418.
- ——— (2012). Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 1: Introduction and 1:1-2:47. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-4836-4. OCLC 844024128.
- ——— (2013). Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 2: 3:1-14:28. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-4837-1. OCLC 864430825.
- ——— (2014). Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 3: 15:1-23:35. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-4838-8. OCLC 861208882.
- ——— (2015). Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 4: 24:1-28:31. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-4839-5. OCLC 903675668.
- ——— (2016). The Mind of the Spirit: Paul's Approach to Transformed Thinking. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0801-09776-8.
Articles and chapters
- ——— (2010). "The Nativity Cave and Gentile Myths". Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism. 7: 59–67.