Based on his recent book by the same title, Craig Keener will examine what Paul says about the mind and Paul's Christ- and Spirit-centered approach to transforming the mind. Paul uses some of the psychological language of his day to communicate his message. Dr. Keener will focus on Paul's teaching on this subject in Romans (esp. chapters 1, 6--8, and 12) and also, as time permits, in 1 Corinthians.
Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of twenty books, five of which have won awards in Christianity Today; more than seventy academic articles; several booklets; and more than one hundred fifty popular-level articles. One of his books, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, now in a second edition, has sold more than half a million copies. His books include commentaries on Matthew, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Revelation, a two-volume commentary on John and a four-volume commentary on Acts, plus a two-volume work on miracles, works about the Spirit, ethnic reconciliation, divorce and various other topics. (These include works published by Baker Academic, Cambridge, Eerdmans, InterVarsity and Zondervan.)
Craig is the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. He is also editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and the former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research; he is coeditor with Michael Bird of the New Covenant Commentary series, and coeditor with Daniel Carroll R. of Global Voices, which includes interpretive contributions from readers from various cultures. Craig is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who was a refugee in her home country of Congo for eighteen months; her experience and their romance appears in Impossible Love (Chosen, 2016). His blog site is http://www.craigkeener.com/.
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