Carefully mine the New Testament gospels and the book of Acts to understand what the Holy Spirit meant in the lives of early believers with Craig Keener. Christianity did not arise in a vacuum, but rather it appropriated, modified, and utilized the Jewish understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit. By understanding the world in which Christianity emerged, we can better understand the earliest believers’ experience of God’s empowering and purifying Spirit.
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[A] detailed and stimulating treatment of the selected passages, and full of observations beyond the proposed ambit of the study.
—Bill Salier, Reformed Theological Review
Keener handles both the biblical text and extra-biblical sources carefully and even-handedly. He refers consistently to primary sources, and he has included extensive bibliographical resources and indexes.
—John D. Harvey, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Craig Keener is a professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Paul, Women, and Wives, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, and commentaries on Acts, Matthew, John, Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Revelation.