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The Letter of James : Pillar New Testament Commentary - Douglas J. Moo

The Letter of James

Pillar New Testament Commentary

Hardcover Published: February 2000
ISBN: 9780802837301
Number Of Pages: 271

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This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today's church.

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Southwestern Journal of Theology
"There is much to be gained from this commentary, both exegetical and practical, by pastors and serious students."
Methodist Recorder (UK)
"Moo has many insights into the challenges James presents to the Church of his time and of today. James's contention, that Christians must not only reflect theologically about life but also live a holy and obedient lifestyle, is a timely word which ought to be heard and heeded, especially in the western Church of this new millennium. . . This re-evaluation of James is much to be commended."
Interpretation
"The commentary is most valuable for its excellent exegesis, which is not so technical that the non-scholar would find it tedious. Homiletical and devotional insights, which pervade the work, also make the volume a worthwhile addition to the Bible student's library."
Southwestern Journal of Theology
-There is much to be gained from this commentary, both exegetical and practical, by pastors and serious students.-

Methodist Recorder (UK)
-Moo has many insights into the challenges James presents to the Church of his time and of today. James's contention, that Christians must not only reflect theologically about life but also live a holy and obedient lifestyle, is a timely word which ought to be heard and heeded, especially in the western Church of this new millennium. . . This re-evaluation of James is much to be commended.-

Interpretation
-The commentary is most valuable for its excellent exegesis, which is not so technical that the non-scholar would find it tedious. Homiletical and devotional insights, which pervade the work, also make the volume a worthwhile addition to the Bible student's library.-

Series Prefacep. viii
Author's Prefacep. x
Chief Abbreviationsp. xii
Select Bibliographyp. xiv
Introduction
The Letter in the Churchp. 2
Nature and Generp. 6
Authorp. 9
The Case for James the Brother of the Lordp. 9
The Challenge to the Traditional Viewp. 11
Final Assessmentp. 20
Excursusp. 22
Occasion and Datep. 23
The Readers and Their Situationp. 23
Datep. 25
Theologyp. 27
Godp. 28
Eschatologyp. 29
The Lawp. 30
Wisdomp. 33
Poverty and Wealthp. 35
The Christian Lifep. 36
Faith, Works, and Justificationp. 37
Structure and Themep. 43
Commentary on James
Address and Greeting (1:1)p. 47
The Pursuit of Spiritual Wholeness: The Opportunity Afforded by Trials (1:2-18)p. 50
Enduring Trials Brings Spiritual Maturity (1:2-4)p. 52
Wholeness Requires Wisdom, Which God Gives to All Who Ask in Faith (1:5-8)p. 56
Both Poor and Rich Christians Need to View Themselves as God Does (1:9-11)p. 63
God Rewards the Person Who Endures Trials (1:12)p. 69
While God Tests His People, He Never Tempts Them to Sin (1:13-18)p. 71
The Evidence of Spiritual Wholeness: Obedience to the Word (1:19-2:26)p. 80
Hasty Speech and Anger Do Not Please God (1:19-20)p. 81
Obedience to the Word Is the Mark of Genuine Christianity (1:21-27)p. 84
Discrimination against the Poor Violates Kingdom Law (2:1-13)p. 98
Discrimination in the Community Is Wrong (2:1-7)p. 99
Discrimination Is Wrong Because It Violates the Kingdom Law of Love (2:8-13)p. 110
Saving Faith Reveals Itself in Works (2:14-26)p. 118
The Community Dimension of Spiritual Wholeness: Pure Speech and Peace, Part 1 (3:1-4:3)p. 145
Control of the Tongue Manifests the Transformed Heart (3:1-12)p. 146
True Wisdom Brings Peace (3:13-4:3)p. 167
A Summons to Spiritual Wholeness (4:4-10)p. 185
The Community Dimension of Spiritual Wholeness: Pure Speech and Peace, Part 2 (4:11-12)p. 196
Critical Speech Is a Presumptuous Violation of the Law (4:11-12)p. 196
The Worldview of Spiritual Wholeness: Understanding Time and Eternity (4:13-5:11)p. 200
Arrogant Planning Ignores God's Providence (4:13-17)p. 201
Misusing Wealth and Power Brings God's Judgment (5:1-6)p. 209
Patiently Enduring Trials Earns God's Reward (5:7-11)p. 220
Concluding Exhortations (5:12-20)p. 230
Avoid Oaths (5:12)p. 231
Prayer and Healing (5:13-18)p. 234
A Concluding Summons to Action (5:19-20)p. 248
Indexes
Subjectsp. 252
Authorsp. 254
Scripture Referencesp. 257
Early Extrabiblical Literaturep. 269
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ISBN: 9780802837301
ISBN-10: 0802837301
Series: Pillar New Testament Commentary
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: February 2000
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.5  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.57

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