Craig Keener is known for his meticulous work on New Testament backgrounds, but especially his detailed work on the book of Acts. Now, for the first time in book form, Cascade presents his key essays on Acts, with special focus on historical questions and matters related to God’s Spirit.
Whether Keener delves into his favorite topics such as socio-historical contexts, matters of historical reliability, or Luke’s theology of signs and wonders, these hidden gems are now available in a convenient volume on Acts that encompasses two decades of research by a top-tier Lukan scholar.
—Martin Mittelstadt, Professor of New Testament, Evangel University
In recent years, Craig Keener has become a respected expert on Acts. In this volume he offers probing explorations into various interesting historical, exegetical, and theological questions and concerns. Few scholars that I know can wear so comfortably the hats of judicious historian, incisive exegete, and inspiring theologian.
—Nijay K. Gupta, Associate Professor of New Testament, Portland Seminary
Craig Keener is a scholar who refuses the separation of history, theology, and experience. This collected volume of prior essays showcases Keener’s deep investment in each of these realms over the years, and reading through them is, for those who know Keener’s work, like visiting a group of old friends. Come and join the reunion; it is rich indeed.
—Holly Beers, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Westmont College