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Asbury professor's book on miracles wins award from Christianity Today

Asbury Theological Seminary New Testament professor Craig Keener received an Award of Merit from Christianity Today for his book Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.

The magazine received 455 submissions from 68 publishers for its 2013 Book Awards. It named winners in 10 categories and provided Awards of Merit to nine other noteworthy works.

In his latest book, published in November 2011, Keener focused on contemporary miracle accounts and cites hundreds of recent occurrences.

Keener's two-volume study presents a defense of the credibility of the miracle reports in the Gospels and Acts.

Keener hopes to challenge scholars who dismiss the miracles performed in the Gospels as legends.

"Eyewitnesses say these kinds of things all the time," Keener said. "I also want to challenge the bias that says these things can't be supernatural. I believe God does miracles, and I don't see why we scholars are not allowed to talk about it."

Three of his many books have won national awards, and his background commentary has sold over half a million copies (including electronic copies and translations).

For more information on the Christianity Today Book Awards, visit Christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/january-february/2013-book-awards.html.

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