The Letter of James

 
 
Apollos (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. Mai 2019
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  • 281 Seiten
 
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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.

  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
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  • USA
SPCK Publishing
  • 0,92 MB
978-1-78974-007-3 (9781789740073)
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  • Intro
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Series Preface
  • Author's Preface
  • Chief Abbreviations
  • Select Bibliography
  • Introduction
  • I. The Letter in the Church
  • II. Nature and Genre
  • III. Author
  • A. The Case for James the Brother of the Lord
  • B. The Challenge to the Traditional View
  • C. Final Assessment
  • Excursus
  • IV. Occasion and Date
  • A. The Readers and Their Situation
  • B. Date
  • V. Theology
  • A. God
  • B. Eschatology
  • C. The Law
  • D. Wisdom
  • E. Poverty and Wealth
  • F. The Christian Life
  • G. Faith, Works, and Justification
  • VI. Structure and Theme
  • Commentary on James
  • I. Address and Greeting (1:1)
  • II. The Pursuit of Spiritual Wholeness: The Opportunity Afforded by Trials (1:2-18)
  • A. Enduring Trials Brings Spiritual Maturity (1:2-4)
  • B. Wholeness Requires Wisdom, Which God Gives to All Who Ask in Faith (1:5-8)
  • C. Both Poor and Rich Christians Need to View Themselves as God Does (1:9-11)
  • D. God Rewards the Person Who Endures Trials (1:12)
  • E. While God Tests His People, He Never Tempts Them to Sin (1:13-18)
  • III. The Evidence of Spiritual Wholeness: Obedience to the Word (1:19-2:26)
  • A. Hasty Speech and Anger Do Not Please God (1:19-20)
  • B. Obedience to the Word Is the Mark of Genuine Christianity (1:21-27)
  • C. Discrimination against the Poor Violates Kingdom Law (2:1-13)
  • 1. Discrimination in the Community Is Wrong (2:1-7)
  • 2. Discrimination Is Wrong Because It Violates the Kingdom Law of Love (2:8-13)
  • D. Saving Faith Reveals Itself in Works (2:14-26)
  • IV. The Community Dimension of Spiritual Wholeness: Pure Speech and Peace, Part 1 (3:1-4:3)
  • A. Control of the Tongue Manifests the Transformed Heart (3:1-12)
  • B. True Wisdom Brings Peace (3:13-4:3)
  • V. A Summons to Spiritual Wholeness (4:4-10)
  • VI. The Community Dimension of Spiritual Wholeness: Pure Speech and Peace, Part 2 (4:11-12)
  • A. Critical Speech Is a Presumptuous Violation of the Law (4:11-12)
  • VII. The Worldview of Spiritual Wholeness: Understanding Time and Eternity (4:13-5:11)
  • A. Arrogant Planning Ignores God's Providence (4:13-17)
  • B. Misusing Wealth and Power Brings God's Judgment (5:1-6)
  • C. Patiently Enduring Trials Earns God's Reward (5:7-11)
  • VIII. Concluding Exhortations (5:12-20)
  • A. Avoid Oaths (5:12)
  • B. Prayer and Healing (5:13-18)
  • C. A Concluding Summons to Action (5:19-20)
  • Indexes
  • I. Subjects
  • II. Authors
  • III. Scripture References
  • IV. Early Extrabiblical Literature

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