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Craig Keener

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Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of thirty-three books, five of which have won major awards, more than seventy academic articles, several booklets, and more than 150 popular-level articles. One of his books, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, now in a second edition, has sold more than half a million copies. His books include commentaries on Matthew, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Revelation, a two-volume commentary on John and a four-volume commentary on Acts, plus a two-volume work on miracles, works about the Spirit, ethnic reconciliation, women in ministry, divorce and various other topics. 

Craig is the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and the former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research; he is coeditor with Michael Bird of the New Covenant Commentary series, and coeditor with Daniel Carroll R. of Global Voices, which includes interpretive contributions from readers from various cultures. Craig is married to Médine Moussounga Keener, whose Central African refugee experience (and their romance) is recounted in their book Impossible Love (2016). His website is craigkeener.com.

CBE Endorsement: So many of my friends are women whom God has called, but they face hostility in some sectors of the church because of their gender . . . and sometimes the very sectors of the church where they would have most hoped their call to be biblically affirmed. CBE provides a ministry where they can nurture their call among other believers who affirm Scripture's authority and also support their calling. I am grateful for the many people CBE has encouraged and equipped for ministry, and pray for God's continued blessings on it.

Craig Keener serves on CBE's Board of Reference

Resources by Craig Keener

Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Mutual Submission Frames the Household Codes
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | The Case for Mutual Submission in Ephesians 5
Video | One Body Many Gifts
Audio | One Body, Many Gifts
Book | 1-2 Corinthians [New Cambridge Bible Commentary]
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Divorce as a Justice Issue
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Interpreting 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Paul and Sexual Harassment
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | How Does Paul Interpret Eve in 1 Timothy 2?
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | More on the Roles of Women in Antiquity