Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Craig Keener's "Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost"

I received a copy of Craig Keener's Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost. I brought it with me as Linda and I are away relaxing for four days in Glen Arbor, Michigan. I've read thirty pages, and underlined about half of them.

Craig is a Pentecostal theologian, as I am. In the Foreward Amos Yong (Fuller Seminary) writes:

"In Craig Keener we finally have an exemplar that unveils how rigorous use of the intellect and prodigiousness in scholarly output are spiritual activities, compelled by life in the Spirit of Jesus, in anticipation of the coming reign of God. More pointedly, it may even be said that in a certain sense there is no life of the mind in his case without a spiritual life that sustains and impels intellectual pursuits." (xxi)

This book is, writes Yong, "the work of a master teacher."