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Brother of Jesus, Friend of God : Studies in the Letter of James :  Studies in the Letter of James - Johnson

Brother of Jesus, Friend of God : Studies in the Letter of James

Studies in the Letter of James

By: Johnson

Paperback Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780802809865
Number Of Pages: 270

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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.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologue: James's Significance for Early Christian Historyp. 1
An Introduction to the Letter of Jamesp. 24
A Survey of the History of Interpretation of Jamesp. 39
The Reception of James in the Early Churchp. 45
Journeying East with James: A Chapter in the History of Interpretationp. 61
How James Won the West: A Chapter in the History of Canonizationp. 84
The Social World of James: Literary Analysis and Historical Reconstructionp. 101
The Use of Leviticus 19 in the Letter of Jamesp. 123
The Sayings of Jesus in the Letter of Jamesp. 136
Taciturnity and True Religion: James 1:26-27p. 155
The Mirror of Remembrance: James 1:22-25p. 168
James 3:13-4:10 and the Topos [characters not reproducible]p. 182
Friendship with the World and Friendship with God: A Study of Discipleship in Jamesp. 202
Gender in the Letter of James: A Surprising Witnessp. 221
Epilogue: The Importance of James for Theologyp. 235
Index of Authorsp. 260
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 264
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 273
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ISBN: 9780802809865
ISBN-10: 0802809863
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: February 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45