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A brilliant scholar and passionate evangelist, Dr. Craig S. Keener (M.Div. 1987; 2006 AGTS Alumnus of the Year) is one of the most prolific New Testament scholars today. He has written seven commentaries and six books including his two-volume commentary on the Gospel of John, Paul, Women and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul and Defending Black Faith. His 1995 publication of the IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold over 350,000 copies in nine languages. (See full list of publications below.)

Kenner and wifeKeener’s wife is Dr. Médine (Moussounga) Keener of the Republic of Congo (pictured left).

Dr. Craig S. Keener serves as professor of New Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Duke University in 1991. His passion for racial reconciliation is seen in his commitment to pastoral ministry in inner-city Philadelphia.

Keener spoke to the AGTS community during three formal lectures and in several class sessions and informal venues, during which students had opportunity to interact with him directly. Listen to his lectures below. You may also listen via the AGTS lecture podcast.

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Spring Lectureship, Race and Reconciliation (includes Q&A), 1/15/08

2 hours, 20 minutes Download the mp3 64.2 MB

Spring Lectureship, Matthew's Missiology, 1/15/08

56 minutes Download the mp3 25.6 MB

Spring Lectureship, Luke's Missiology, 1/16/08

56 minutes Download the mp3 25.5 MB

Spring Lectureship, John's Missiology, 1/17/08

53 minutes Download the mp3 24.4 MB

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Keener's Publications

  • ...And Marries Another: Divorce & Remarriage in the Teaching of the New Testament (Hendrickson, 1991)
  • Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women's Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Hendrickson, 1992)
  • Black Man's Religion: Can Christianity Be Afrocentric? (InterVarsity, 1996). With Glenn Usry.
  • Three Crucial Questions About the Holy Spirit (Baker, 1996)
  • The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Rebirth and Prophetic Empowerment (Hendrickson, 1997)
  • Commentaries on the New Testament (Intervarsity), John (Hendrickson), 1-2 Corinthians (Eerdmans), Mathew (Eerdmans), Matthew (InterVarsity), Revelation (Zondervan)
  • Defending Black Faith (InterVarsity, 1997). With Glenn Usry.
  • Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today (Baker, 2001)
  • Author of numerous other reference, journal and magazine articles, essays and reviews

Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:39 PM

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