The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts

Divine Purity and Power

Cover Art Request Exam Copy

Where to Purchase

More Options

About

 

"[This book] contains a wealth of exegetical work, including a thorough investigation of historical questions related to the passages examined. Keener handles both the biblical text and extra-biblical sources carefully and even-handedly."--John D. Harvey, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Craig Keener carefully examines the New Testament Gospels and the book of Acts to provide a fuller understanding of what the Holy Spirit meant in the lives of early believers. 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. This paperback edition contains a new preface by Keener.


The Author

  1. Craig S. Keener

    Craig S. Keener

    Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of 25 books, 5 of which have won awards in Christianity Today. More than a million copies of his books are in...

    Continue reading about Craig S. Keener

Reviews

"This is a detailed and stimulating treatment of the selected passages and is full of observations beyond the proposed ambit of the study."--Bill Salier, Reformed Theological Review

"[This book] contains a wealth of exegetical work, including a thorough investigation of historical questions related to the passages examined. Keener handles both the biblical text and extrabiblical sources carefully and evenhandedly. He refers consistently to primary sources, and he has included extensive bibliographical resources and indexes. His tracing of the theme of water as a means of purification in the chapter on John's Gospel is particularly interesting, and the comparatively brief chapter on Acts . . . provides a good overview of the Spirit as the source of prophetic empowerment."--John D. Harvey, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society