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The letter of James : a new translation with introduction and commentary

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©1995.
Series: Bible., v. 37A.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, letters of the New Testament. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked the book of James for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed in opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions about James, Scripture scholar Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bible. N.T. James. English. Johnson. 1995.
Letter of James.
New York : Doubleday, ©1995
(OCoLC)603912730
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Timothy Johnson
ISBN: 0385413602 9780385413602 9780385516037 0385516037
OCLC Number: 31374078
Description: xix, 412 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The character of the writing: the voice --
Circumstances of composition: whose voice? --
History of interpretation: how was the voice heard? --
Explanation and interpretation: on hearing James' voice --
Translation and commentary on the letter of James --
Greeting 1:1 --
Epitome of exhortation 1:2-27 --
The deeds of faith 2:1-26 --
The power and peril of speech 3:1-12 --
Call to conversion 3:13--4:10 --
Examples of arrogance 4:11--5:6 --
Patience in time of testing 5:7-11 --
Speech in the assembly of faith 5:12-20.
Series Title: Bible., v. 37A.
Other Titles: Bible.
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Responsibility: Luke Timothy Johnson.
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James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, letters of the New Testament. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked the book of James for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed in opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions about James, Scripture scholar Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on a thorough history of the interpretation of this pivotal letter, which highlights the vast appreciation for James over the centuries. With respect to the question of who wrote the letter of James, Johnson boldly identifies the writer 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 helps illuminate the original meaning of the letter. In addition, Johnson offers the general reader insights into the letter's relevance for today.

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