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Miracles Today: The Supernatural Work of God in the Modern World

Miracles Today: The Supernatural Work of God in the Modern World

by Craig S. Keener

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Overview

Do miracles still happen today? This book demonstrates that miraculous works of God, which have been part of the experience of the church around the world since Christianity began, continue into the present. Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener addresses common questions about miracles and provides compelling reasons to believe in them today, including many accounts that offer evidence of verifiable miracles.

This book gives an accessible and concise overview of one of Keener's most significant research topics. His earlier two-volume work on miracles stands as the definitive word on the topic, but its size and scope are daunting to many readers. This new book summarizes Keener's basic argument but contains substantial new material, including new accounts of the miraculous. It is suitable as a textbook but also accessible to church leaders and laypeople.


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ISBN-13: 9781493431380
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304

About the Author

Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and writes regularly at www.craigkeener.com. He served as the 2020 president of the Evangelical Theological Society and is the author of thirty books, including a four-volume commentary on Acts and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 Peter, and Revelation.
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 30 books, 5 of which have won awards in Christianity Today. More than a million copies of his books are in circulation; the most popular is The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, which provides cultural background on each passage of the New Testament. Craig is also the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, which won the International Book Award for Christianity and Bible of the year in the Christian Book Awards. Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and is past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Craig's wife, Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, was a refugee in her home country of Congo; their story appears in Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles, and Hope against All Odds (Chosen, 2016). His blog site is www.craigkeener.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: Get Up and Walk
Introduction: Miracles Books, Old and New
Part 1: Perspectives on Miracles
1. What Is a Miracle, Anyway?
2. Why Do Some People Assume That Miracles Don't Happen?
Worldviews
3. Why Do Some People Assume That Miracles Don't Happen?
David Hume
Part 2: Witnesses of Miracles
4. Are There Many Witnesses of Miracles?
5. Do Only Christians Report Christian Healings?
6. Is Healing Just a New Thing?
7. Baby Pics
Part 3: Videos and Doctors' Reports
8. Do Healings Ever Get Captured on Video?
9. Medically Attested Catholic Cures
10. A Few Vignettes of Brain Recovery
11. Back from Virtual Brain Death
12. More Medically Attested Twentieth-Century Cures
13. Some Medically Attested Twenty-First-Century Cures
14. Cancer Cures
15. Doctors Cured of Cancer
Part 4: "The Blind Receive Their Sight, the Lame Walk, the Lepers Are Cleansed, the Deaf Hear" (Matt. 11:5//Luke 7:22)
16. Do Blind People Still Receive Sight? Witnesses
17. Do Blind People Still Receive Sight? Doctors
18. Do Disabled People Still Walk? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
19. Do Disabled People Still Walk? Marlene's Cerebral Palsy
20. Do Disabled People Still Walk? Bryan's Spinal Injury
21. Do Disabled People Still Walk? Vignettes
22. Are Lepers Still Cleansed? Visible Healings
23. Do Deaf People Still Hear?
Part 5: "The Dead Are Raised" (Matt. 11:5//Luke 7:22)
24. Are the Dead Still Raised? History
25. Are the Dead Still Raised? Africa
26. Are the Dead Still Raised? Asia
27. Raised in the West? Cases in the News
28. Raised in the West? Cases That Don't Make the News
29. Doctors Who Witness Raisings
30. Friends Who Used to Be Dead or Met Those Who Had Been
31. Raised in Our Family
Part 6: Nature Miracles
32. Do Nature Miracles Still Happen?
33. Do You Know Any Witnesses to Nature Miracles?
Part 7: Kingdom Mysteries
34. A Firsthand Witness?
35. Why Don't We See More Miracles in the West?
36. Spiritual Factors and Miracles
37. When Healing Is Temporary
38. When Miracles Don't Happen
39. What Does the Bible Say about Non-healing?
40. Closing Personal Thoughts
Appendix A: Did Prayer Make Things Worse?
Appendix B: Some of Hume's Other Arguments
Appendix C: False Signs

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