Carroll’s Spring Colloquy with Dr. Craig Keener

May 19 – 20, 2014

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B.A., Central Bible College, 1982
M.A., M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1985, 1987
Ph.D., Duke University, 1991

Dr. Craig Keener, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker for Carroll Institute’s Spring Colloquy on May 19 – 20, 2014. The theme of the Colloquy is “Jesus and Mighty Works” and will consist of three plenary sessions on the topics of the historical Jesus and his miracles.

Craig has authored 17 books, four of which have won book awards inChristianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (1993), which he is currently revising, has sold more than half a million copies (including editions in several languages, including more than fifty thousand copies in Korean). His recent books include Acts: A Exegetical Commentary (vol. 1, Baker Academic, 2012; vols. 2-4 are forthcoming); Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts(Baker Academic, 2011); The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2009); The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary(Eerdmans, 2009); Romans (Cascade, 2009); 1-2 Corinthians (Cambridge, 2005); The Gospel of John: A Commentary (Hendrickson/Baker Academic, 2003).

He has written for various journals, both academic (e.g., Journal for the Study of the New Testament; Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus; Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism; Bulletin for Biblical Research; A.M.E. Church Review) and popular (e.g., Christianity Today; Charisma; Christian History; regularly, A.M.E. Zion Missionary Seer; Christian Trends). He has published more than 70 academic articles and more than 170 popular ones. He wrote “2 Corinthians” in The New Interpreter’s Bible One Volume Commentary, the article on the Holy Spirit for The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, and has published other popular materials with Abingdon, InterVarsity, and Zondervan. He is coeditor of the New Covenant Commentary Series and of Global Voices: Reading the Bible in the Majority World, is a consulting editor for the Africa Study Bible, and recently served as program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research (2010-12).

Before joining the faculty of Asbury in July, 2011, Dr. Keener was professor of New Testament at of Eastern University, where he taught for 15 years; before that time he was professor at Hood Theological Seminary.

Craig is married to Médine Moussounga Keener, who holds a Ph.D. from University of Paris 7. She was a refugee for 18 months in her nation of Congo (her story is in process of becoming a book), and together Craig and Médine work for ethnic reconciliation in the U.S. and Africa. Craig was ordained in an African-American denomination in 1991 and for almost a decade before moving to Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, was one of the associate ministers in an African-American mega church in Philadelphia. In recent years he has taught in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and in connection with various denominations.


Books by Dr. Keener

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

The Historical Jesus of the Gospels

Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today

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