The Letter Of James

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
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The Letter of James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, New Testament books. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked this letter for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed as being in opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions about James, Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on an unprecedented history of the interpretation of this pivotal letter, highlighting the vast appreciation for James over the centuries. Johnson boldly identifies the first-century author as none other than James, the brother of Jesus Christ. While modern skepticism casts doubt on this conclusion, early textual witnesses, as well as saints and scholars throughout the centuries, corroborate Johnson's position. A thorough examination of the original-language texts and an explanation of the literary context of James help illuminate the original meaning of the letter. Johnson's sensitivity to both the biblical text and the sensibilities of the modern reader, coupled with his convincing scholarly presentation, set this apart as one of the premier commentaries on James for present and future generations.

The Letter Of James

Author: DOUGLAS J MOO
Editor: Inter-Varsity Press
ISBN: 178974007X
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Few New Testament books have been as controversial and misunderstood as The Letter of James. Its place in the canon was contested by some early Christians, and the reformer Martin Luther called it an "epistle of straw". The sometimes negative view of the letter among modern theologians, however, is not shared by ordinary believers. Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted, and because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church. The highly original commentary on James by respected New Testament scholar Douglas Moo combines penetrating scholarship with the simplicity of style and pastoral tone characteristic of James itself. After discussing such background issues as authorship, genre, purpose, structure, and theology, Moo provides a verse-by-verse exposition of the text that leads readers to the heart of James's message - wholehearted commitment to Christ. In addition to expounding the meaning of James, Moo also takes care to provide practical insights for applying the meaning in the church today. A number of years in the making, interacting with the best and most recent works on James, and written for readers at all levels, this volume will quickly become a standard commentary on James.

Epistle Of James

Author: Eric Laws
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713620412
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This is part of a series of modern commentaries based on new English translations made by their respective editors. While adhering strictly to sound scholarship and doctrine, they intend, above all, to bring out the theological and religious message of the New Testament to the contemporary Church.

The Letter Of James

Author: Scot McKnight
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080282627X
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Scot McKnight's commentary expounds James both in its own context and in the context of ancient Judaism, the Greco-Roman world, and the emerging Christian faith. --from publisher description

The Letter Of James

Author: Addison Hodges Hart
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532650167
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The Letter of James is perhaps needed more than ever today. In this commentary, Hart argues that the epistle is indeed the work of James of Jerusalem, "the brother of the Lord," that it was an encyclical letter, and that its chief concern was to combat a distorted version of Paul's gospel. It is a work with a singular purpose: to bring the churches back to the most basic teachings of Jesus. In its defense of orthopraxy as the primary Christian standard, its denunciation of those with wealth who exploit or neglect the poor, its hard words for those who have taken on the mantel of "teacher" without first learning to restrain their tongues, and above all its exhortation to relearn the truth that "faith without works [of love] is dead," James could be talking to churches in our own time. This commentary presents James afresh, as a living guide with a perennial message for those who seek to follow Jesus. It is pastoral in intent, written for those who teach and preach, those who desire a more authentic discipleship, and those who practice lectio divina--the meditative reading of Scripture. (Includes the entire Greek text and the new English translation of the epistle by David Bentley Hart.)

The Epistle Of James And Eschatology

Author: Todd Penner
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567147975
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The aim of this book is to challenge the common view that the epistle of James is a late Hellenistic Wisdom document that has little importance for our understanding of earliest Christianity. The author undertakes two main projects: first, an examination of the various assumptions about date, setting and content that have influenced how the letter of James has been interpreted; and second, a re-reading of the letter that seeks to uncover the special character of the epistle by stressing the fusion of its eschatological framework with its ethical instruction. The literary, cultural, and social contextualization of James that emerges sheds new light on this often neglected text and its place in early Christianity.

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible

Author: Scott Hahn
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ISBN: 9781586172480
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The 12th volume in this very popular study Bible series based on the Ignatius Bible, the Revised Standard Version edition. Each volume in the series contains numerous Bible study helps and tools that include insights from the Church Fathers, topical essays, word studies and charts, maps, study questions and a cross-reference section. "Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The Ignatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this Bible."-David Currie, Author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

Brother Of Jesus Friend Of God

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802809865
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The letter of James has enjoyed a colorful history, with its background and significance widely debated over the centuries. In this book an outstanding scholar of the New Testament offers new and selected studies of James that show its roots in antiquity and its importance for Christian history and theology. Luke Timothy Johnson explores the letter of James from a variety of perspectives. After a general introduction to James, he looks at its history of interpretation. Johnson then examines James's social and historical situation, its place within Scripture, and its use of the sayings of Jesus. Several exegetical studies take care to place James in the context of Hellenistic moral discourse. Two concluding essays look at the themes of friendship and gender in James. While seemingly of interest only to professionals, Johnson's "Brother of Jesus, Friend of God will also be accessible to general readers serious about Bible study, and church groups will find this volume to be a fruitful entry into an important portion of the New Testament.

Commentary On The Letter Of James

Author: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
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The Letter Of James

Author: John Paul Heil
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610976010
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This book proposes a new and comprehensive chiastic structure as well as a new unifying theme for the Letter of James. In accord with this structure that organizes its oral performance, the words "worship to live by" express what the letter as a whole is exhorting its audience to adopt. "Worship" includes not only liturgical worship but also the ethical behavior that complements it, so that the result is a holistic way of worshiping God. And the words "to live by" embrace the worshipful conduct by which to live out presently one's birth to a new life as a believer before the final coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, with a view to the future eternal life to be granted at the last judgment as the outcome of such worship. In short, the Letter of James urges its audience to practice the worship to live by now in order to live eternally.

James

Author: Martin Greeven
Editor: Hermeneia: A Critical & Histor
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A distinguished contribution to New Testament scholarship . . . Represents a classic position that must be taken into account by all other interpreters.

Logos And Law In The Letter Of James

Author: Matt A. Jackson-McCabe
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004119949
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This study of the Letter of James shows that its concept of "Implanted "logos"" is derived from the Stoic theory that human reason represents divine law. In James, this universal "logos" is understood to find written expression in the Torah.

The Epistle Of James

Author: James D. Dvorak
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149822458X
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The Epistle of James is a collection of essays that applies to the book of James linguistic methods of analysis that are based on the same theoretical framework, namely Systemic-Functional Linguistics. This volume is unique in that it provides a theoretically consistent and unified approach to a single New Testament book, which makes the whole volume useful for researchers and students of James. Each essay makes its own creative use of this linguistic perspective to engage important critical questions and to pave new ground for Jacobean scholarship based on linguistic analysis. Various topics in this volume include the textual structure and cohesion of the letter, intertextuality, rhetorical strategies, ideological struggle, interpersonal relations, and other topics related to the letter’s social context and language use.

The Letter Of James

Author: Clarence Stam
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Reading The Epistle Of James

Author: Eric F. Mason
Editor: SBL Press
ISBN: 9780884143932
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Foundational essays for students of New Testament epistles This accessible introduction to contemporary scholarship on the Epistle of James begins with chapters that consider possible sources and backgrounds used by the author of James, the genre and literary structure of the book, and its major theological themes. Building on this foundation, subsequent chapters examine James through social-scientific readings, perspectives of Latin American immigrants and the marginalized, and major recent developments in textual criticism. The final chapters in the volume address the relationship between the epistle and the historical James, reception of the epistle in the early church, and major Catholic and Protestant interpretations of the book in the Reformation era. The contributions in this volume distill a range of important issues for readers undertaking a serious study of this letter for the first time. Features An introduction to contemporary scholarship on this important but often-overlooked text Clear explanations of all technical terms and themes In-depth discussions of the importance of Jewish Scripture and interpretative traditions, Greco-Roman philosophy and Jewish wisdom motifs, and biblical perspectives on justice, wealth, and poverty

The Letter Of James A Practical Faith

Author: Practical Christianity Foundation
Editor: Practical Christianity Foundation
ISBN: 1600980740
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A Practical Faith A powerful and inspiring letter written to Jewish Christians fleeing persecution at the hands of violent oppressors and to believers throughout the ages, exhorting them to seek God’s wisdom for understanding and perseverance, and to closely guard the fellowship with godly wisdom, and to express their faith through good and godly works.

The Letter Of James

Author: Clayton K. Harrop
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The Letter Of James

Author: Brian Douglas
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This study of the Letter of James in the New Testament is written for small groups, personal study, and family worship. It will challenge and encourage its readers, regardless of their familiarity with the Bible. Each chapter includes a brief introduction followed by a series of practical questions to help us closely examine both the text and ourselves. Readers can set their own pace: answer a few questions at a time or move quickly through the book. The Letter of James is one of the most practical books in the New Testament. It describes how to follow Jesus daily, and it challenges its readers to truly do so! Those who heed its instruction will grow in faith and works, and this study will help them get started.

A Critical Concordance To The Letter Of James

Author: Joseph Arthur Baird
Editor: Biblical Research Assn
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This text is part of The Computer-Generated Bible, a series of open-ended computer-generated critical concordance of biblical and related material in the original languages.

Luther S Epistle Of Straw

Author: Jason D. Lane
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110535742
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This work challenges the common consensus that Luther, with his commitment to St. Paul's articulation of justification by faith, leaves no room for the Letter of St. James. Against this one-sided reading of Luther, focused only his criticism of the letter, this book argues that Luther had fruitful interpretations of the epistle that shaped the subsequent exegetical tradition. Scholarship's singular concentration on Luther's criticism of James as "an epistle of straw" has caused many to overlook Luther's sermons on James, the many places where James comes to full expression in Luther's writings, and the influence that Luther's biblical interpretation had on later interpretations of James. Based primarily on neglected Lutheran sermons in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this work examines the pastoral hermeneutic of Luther and his theological heirs as they heard the voice of James and communicated that voice to and for the sake of the church. Scholars, pastors, and educated laity alike are invited to discover how Luther's theology was shaped by the Epistle of James and how Luther's students and theological heirs aimed to preach this disputed letter fruitfully to their hearers.