Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Interview With Craig Keener on Miracles

Mike Licona interviews Craig Keener on the subject of miracles here. Craig even cites an example of a person raised from the dead. Craig is a brilliant scholar. This 77-minute intervirew serves as a nice warm up for Craig's coming Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.

And, here are a few more reviews.

"Craig Keener's magisterial two-volume study of miracles is an astounding accomplishment. ... Although this book is clearly the product of immense learning and a mind at home in many disciplines, it is clearly written and argued and shows good sense throughout."--C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University

"Craig Keener has written arguably the best book ever on the subject of miracles. He places the miracles of Jesus and of his followers in a full and rich context, a context that includes philosophy, history, theology, exegesis, comparative religion, cultural anthropology, and first-hand observation and testimony. There is nothing like it. Keener's monumental work shifts the burden of proof heavily onto skeptics. This book is must reading for all who are interested in the truly big questions of our day."--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College

"This is vintage Keener--exhaustive research, expert command of and thoughtful interaction with both ancient and modern sources, impeccable analyses of all sides of the argument, and deft handling of the controversial issues--plus some! It will ... undoubtedly henceforth be the first stop for all serious researchers on this topic."--Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity

"In an age of a global church, the time has come for Bible scholarship to be enriched by considering the way Christians read and understand Scripture in non-Western countries and cultures. In Miracles, Craig Keener offers an invaluable example of how that enrichment can take place through hard scholarly work and a passion for integrity. He gives us an exhaustive wealth of historical understanding, anthropological richness, and missiological savvy."--Samuel Escobar, professor emeritus of missiology, Palmer Theological Seminary; professor, Theological Seminary of the Spanish Baptist Union, Madrid
"We have here perhaps the best book ever written on miracles in this or any age. Highly recommended."--Ben Witherington III, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
"This massively researched study is both learned and provocative."--Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University
And, here is an article Craig wrote for Charisma Magazine, "He Still Heals."