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New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener ('85/'87) to be featured speaker of Horton Lectureship Series at AGTS, Feb. 3-5

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 - 12:09 PM CST

AGTSkeenerThe Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University will host Dr. Craig Keener as the featured speaker for the Stanley M. Horton Pentecostal Heritage Lectureship Series. He will speak on "The Mind of the Spirit" at 2 p.m. (central) each day, February 3-5 in the Seymour Chapel at AGTS.


His final lecture will take place at 7 p.m. February 5, at Missouri State University, Carrington Hall, Room 208 and will cover the historic plausibility of New Testament miracles.


The sessions are free and open to the public.


The "Mind of the Spirit" lectures at AGTS will be streamed live each day. 


All four of Keener's lectures will be video recorded and available online.


A brilliant scholar and passionate evangelist, Dr. Craig S. Keener (M.A. '85; M.Div. '87; 2006 AGTS Alumnus of the Year) is one of the most prolific New Testament scholars today. Craig has authored 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (1993), now in its 2nd revised edition (2014), has sold more than half a million copies (with editions in several languages, including more than 50,000 copies in Korean).


He has published more than 70 academic articles and more than 170 popular ones. He wrote "2 Corinthians" in The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume Commentary, the article on the Holy Spirit for The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, and has published other popular materials with Abingdon, InterVarsity and Zondervan.


He is coeditor of the New Covenant Commentary Series and of Global Voices: Reading the Bible in the Majority World, is a consulting editor for the Africa Study Bible and recently served as program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research (2010-12). Dr. Keener is chair of biblical studies and professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary.


About Stanley M. Horton


A renowned scholar and prolific writer on the subject of Pentecostalism, Horton was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology at AGTS, where he taught from 1978 to 1991. Before passing away in July 2014, he wrote dozens of books and manuals and published more than 250 articles and book reviews. Read more about Dr. Horton.


Established in 2008 to reinforce the Pentecostal heritage of the Assemblies of God, the Stanley M. Horton Pentecostal Heritage Lectureship Series was named in honor of Dr. Horton's significant contributions to Pentecostal scholarship.

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