In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles. Of course, keeners book is not the first to challenge the modern predisposition against miracles. New testament scholar craig keener argues that it is time to rethink humes. Review of miracles, volume ii, by craig keener, chapter. Keener is the current editor of the bulletin for biblical research. Examples from africa, latin america, and the caribbean 309 examples in africa healing in mainline churches various sample claims from east and central africa. Craig keener has the brain of a scholar and the hands of an activist. The credibility of the new testament accounts, craig keener argues for two theses.
Peters asserted that keeners book demonstrates that miracles actually happen very frequently. Presented by craig keener in conjunction with tactical faith at our 25th annual biblical studies lectures, beeson divinity school, samford university. Craig keener created this introduction to his course of biblical interpretation to appear before chapter. The credibility of the new testament accounts, craig s. Keener, including the ivp bible background commentary. Craig keeners two volume commentary on johns gospel is a levelheaded, well researched, and careful exposition of the gospel.
Craig is editor of the bulletin for biblical research and in 2018 is vicepresident of the evangelical theological society. Background, what the writer could take for granted, is also important. He is the author of many other books, including the gospel of matthew. The fourvolume set is an invaluable resource for new testament professors and students, pastors, acts scholars, and libraries. Keener has risked his academic reputation as a new testament scholar by contradicting the antimiraculous assumptions of modern scholarship p. The credibility of the new testament accounts 2 volume set 2 vol set pck by craig s keener isbn. In part one, keener analyzes the ancient data concerning miracles. The books primary thesis is simply that eyewitnesses do offer miracle claims the. He is editor of the bulletin for biblical research 20152019 and recently served as program chair for the institute for biblical research 201012. The niv application commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in todays context. Marriage and womens ministry in the letters of paul, and more on. The new testament professor at asbury theological seminary has authored 15 books, 70 journal articles, and more than.
Because it is important for the reader to know a writers perspectives, i reiter. Keener speaks to us about his 2volume investigation of miracle stories both ancient and modern. Keener phd, duke university is professor of new testament at asbury theological seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in christianity. Keener is professor of new testament at asbury theological seminary, wilmore, kentucky. The analysis takes into account other works of the salmantinian writer that can. Spirit possession as a crosscultural experience craig s. Keener has risked his academic reputation as a new testament scholar by. Keener has risked his academic reputation as a new testament. In my discussions with my christian friends at theology web regarding the alleged historicity of the bodily resurrection of jesus, i have repeatedly been informed that one cannot. From here, keener surveys miracle accounts from the grecoroman and jewish worlds of antiquity and compares them with the gospel accounts. The answer to this question, i think, is largely contingent.
At first glance, then, keeners primary thesis almost seems unnecessary. Keeners discussion of new testament miracles adduces a uniquelyindeed staggeringlyextensive collection of comparative material. Many people were impressed with jesus miracles and believed in him, but jesus. Download the ivp bible background commentary new testament ebook free in pdf and epub format.
Keener teaches new testament at asbury theology seminary and has. Keener is a north american academic and professor of new testament at asbury. Full text of the bible in its context by craig keener pdf. Keener phd, duke university is professor of new testament at asbury theological seminary. Includes a cdrom with searchable indexes and bibliography. Respected new testament scholar craig keener argues that it is time to rethink philosopher david humes argument against miracles in light of the contemporary evidence available. The credibility of the new testament accounts baker academic, 2011. The credibility of the new testament accounts by craig s. Congruent with his emphasis on human transformation, keener makes an interesting suggestionthat. Pdf the ivp bible background commentary new testament. The credibility of the new testament accounts eerdmans, 2011. Ive now finished reading craig keeners recent monster book on miracles. Keener is a north american academic and professor of new testament at asbury theological.
Is there really that much to say about the topic of miracles. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform. Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on david humes argument that uniform human experience precludes miracles. Keener palmer theological seminar oyf eastern university various crosscultural parallels to nt spiritpossession narratives in. His intent is not to prove the truth of the nt miracles, nor of modern ones, but simply to show that the accepted predisposition against the possibility of miracles is intellectually indefensible. Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from. The rightly understanding gods word series, with a new introduction, by craig s. Craig keener of asbury seminary, wilmore, kentucky has done on the book of matthew. Keener on miracles january 15, 20 posted by bryan dyer craig s. In places like congo, where my wife is from, people have to depend on god and often see miracles, but the rate of mothers dying in childbirth, of children losing limbs, of babies dying of malaria. But it was in dire need of an editor to cut about 75% of the waffle.
He highlights miracles of both similar and different phenomena, such as the presence of healing sanctuaries and shrines, miracle workers, magi cal associations, divine men, etc. Keener, baker books, 2011, 1441239995, 9781441239990, 1248 pages. Here is a pdf from enrichment journal, published in spring 2001. The more one actually digs into his book, however, one gets the impression that his primary thesis is not simply that people claim miracles, but that lots of people claim miracles 212. Keener is a north american academic and professor of new testament at asbury theological seminary keener received his ph. Seldom does a book take ones breath away, but craig keeners magisterial miracles is such a book. Manuscript submissions should be addressed to the general editor. Craig keener is known the world over for his weighty new testament commentaries1, and most recently his books the historical jesus of the gospels and miracles. Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on david humes argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles. Craig keeners twovolume study of miracles may initially seem daunting to readers. Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on david humes argument that uniform human experience precludes the possibility of miracles. Craig keener, professor of new testament at asbury theological seminary, wrote a 2vol, 1248 page book on miracles in 2011.43 1639 228 309 606 253 1310 1244 1521 1218 1320 906 679 616 1172 1270 173 1208 1412 770 1446 424 122 214 113 1057 58 130 1190 388 1254 1243 1545 620 1054 353 809 300 1139 811 1385