oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - Review of keener, Spirit Hermeneutics : reading scripture in light of pentecost - research

Volume 27 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



Craig Keener is one of the most influential Biblical Scholars in contemporary conservative Christianity currently serving as FM and Ada Thompson Professor of the New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. Keener is an extensively published author; at my last check, he has ‘authored 24 books, five of which have won book awards in Christianity Today’ (Keener 2018). The publications include major multivolume and sometimes voluminous academic commentaries on New Testament Backgrounds, the Gospels of Matthew, and of John, Acts of the Apostles, and the Epistles to the Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians and Galatians. In addition to numerous journal articles, Keener has also used his writings to address important contemporary issues such as divorce and remarriage, miracles, and knowing the ‘mind of the Spirit’. He is himself a Pentecostal minister, and thus eminently qualified to bring his wealth of expertise not only in Biblical scholarship, global intercultural theological education and practical ministry to bear on an aspect of one of the foremost subjects currently facing Christians and the academy.

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