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Craig S. Keener


Craig S. Keener

Craig S. Keener is a North American academic and professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary.[1]

Craig 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.

He has taught in various countries, especially countries in 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.

Selected publications

  • Paul, Women & Wives (Hendrickson, 1992)
  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (IVP, 1994)
  • A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Eerdmans, 1999)
  • Revelation. NIV Application Commentary (Zondervan, 2000)
  • Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today (Baker, 2001)
  • The Gospel of John: A Commentary (2 vols., Hendrickson, 2003)
  • 1-2 Corinthians. New Cambridge Bible Commentary (Cambridge, 2006)
  • The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2009)
  • Romans (New Covenant Commentary Series) (Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers (September 1, 2009))
  • Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (Baker, 2011)
  • Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 1: Introduction and 1:1-2:47 (Baker, 2012)
  • Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 2: 3:1-14:28 (Baker, 2013)


External links

  • Keener's Personal Home page
  • Official site for Keener's Bible background research
  • Indepth Interview with Craig Keener

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