Dr. Craig S. Keener

F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Craig S. Keener is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of 37 books with 1.4 million copies in circulation. His books have won 13 national and international awards, including six from Christianity Today.

Dr. Keener has authored roughly 100 academic articles, seven booklets, and roughly 200 popular-level articles. His “The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament,” which provides cultural background for each passage of the New Testament, has alone sold more than half a million copies. He has written commentaries on Matthew, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 Peter, Revelation, John (1,600 pages), and Acts (4,500 pages). His other books include a two-volume work on miracles and works about the Spirit, ethnic reconciliation, women in ministry, divorce, and various other topics. His publishers include Baker Academic, Cambridge, Eerdmans, InterVarsity and Zondervan. He is currently writing an academic commentary on Mark for T&T Clark.

Dr. Keener is the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, which won the International Book Award for Christianity as well as Bible of the Year for the Christian Book Awards. In 2020, Dr. Keener was president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is former editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research. Craig is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who was a refugee in her home country of Congo for 18 months; her experience and their romance appears in “Impossible Love” (Chosen, 2016). Dr. Keener blogs at craigkeener.com, and his YouTube channel is: youtube.com/c/CraigKeenerPhD.

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