As many of you are no doubt aware, Craig Keener is one of the most prolific, dedicated, and exemplary NT scholars of our time. His most recent book, Miracles: The Reliability of the New Testament Accounts, 2 Vols, is somewhat of a departure from Keener’s normal focus and shows the ways in which we can understand and to whatever extent possible verify miraculous events. This, of course, is a major task and not necessarily welcome in the broader academy. But scholars must examine evidence; and Keener believes the preponderance of evidence is in favor of miracles. Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Craig and discuss some of the most pressing questions arising from his research as well as questions directly pertinent to the church in regards to the veracity of miracles.
Here is a little more information on Dr. Craig Keener:
Craig S. Keener received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1991 and is now professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Previously, he served as professor of New Testament at both Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, Wynnewood, PA, as well as Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC. Additionally, Dr. Keener has worked extensively in Africa and Asia teaching and also participating in efforts for racial reconciliation.
A widely respected New Testament scholar, Keener is known for his exhaustive thoroughness in research as well as his prolific production of literature. This includes his indispensable commentaries on the Gospels of Matthew (Eerdmans: 2009) and John (Baker Academic: 2010), The IVP NT Bible Background Commentary (IVP Academic: 1993), and most recently The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Eerdmans: 2010) as well as his groundbreaking two-volume Miracles: The Reliability of the New Testament Accounts (Baker Academic: 2011). In conjunction with our interview, Christianbook.com is offering Keener’s Miracles for a special price of 45% off the retail price. To see more about Miracles or to review Keener’s other titles visit our webpage featuring his work.
The interview has been segmented into four parts, each equally worth your attention and although we have made them into YouTube clips, the interviews really are audio clips. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!