James About Rich and Poor
The Transforming Force of Faith: A Series in the Praise and Worship Style Based on James
A Mature Faith James shows that the Word's power is seen in the life lived
James and Jude – Preface to James
This chapter presents a preface to the letter of James.
James – Introduction to James
This chapter presents an introduction to the letter of James. Included is an excursus on faith, works, and justification in James and Paul.
James 1:1 – Introduction
Addressees and Author of James
This article discusses the various possibilities for the authorship and addressees of James.
James - Introduction to the Letter of James
James, Soteriology, and Synergism
This article wants to investigate several ways in which the letter of James describes the necessary human response to the saving initiative of God. It starts with a study of James 2:14-26 and continues by looking at the soteriological language throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.
Christ, Community, and Salvation in the Epistle of James
This article wants to demonstrate that there is a clear theology associated with the letter of James. It looks at three aspects of the Christian faith: Christology, ecclesiology, and soteriology.
Christology in the Epistle of James
This article wants to look at Christology in the letter of James. Baker identifies three aspects of Christ: he is teacher of the church, he shares in the qualities of God, and he is active today in the church.
James' Quotation of Amos 9 to Settle the Jerusalem Council Debate in Acts 15
The use of Amos 9:11-12 in Acts 15 has been much discussed. Many covenant theologians has seen this text as evidence for the church replacing Israel. Dispensational exegetes treat this text as not relevant for the present age but a reference to a future state of affairs. Hays seeks to follow a third alternative and steer clear of the pitfalls mentioned.
James – Introduction
This chapter is an introduction to the letter of James. Matters of introduction touched upon include authorship, the form or structure of the letter, its date, historical situation, major themes, and the relationship between Jesus and James.
The Rich and Poor in James: Implications for Institutionalized Partiality
Public policy and faith are often difficult to relate. This essay wants to help construct a biblically informed perspective on matters of public policy as it relates to labour, poverty, and wealth. It offers an analysis of the book of James with attention to passages that deal with the rich and the poor and examines the implications of these Christian public ethics.
The Globalization of Hermeneutics
What is the globalization of hermeneutics? According to Blomberg there are five topics that consistently recur with greater frequency than any others in biblical studies: liberation theology, feminism, economics, religious pluralism, and the contextualization of the gospel.
Second Response to "Faith according to the Apostle James" by John F. MacArthur Jr.
How does the epistle of James portray faith? What is the relation between faith and works in the believer's justification and sanctification? This short response wants to answer these questions as it represents a response to what became known as the "lordship salvation" question and in particular, the way it is expressed by John F. MacArthur.
First Response to "Faith according to the Apostle James" by John F. MacArthur Jr.
What was James' purpose when he discussed faith and works in his epistle? In this essay, the author responds to an article by John F. MacArthur Jr. and his book The Gospel according to Jesus. Radmacher's response focuses on the function and nature of faith in James.
James – Faith, Works, and Justification in James and Paul
McCartney argues that James should be read on its own terms. It is not a “reaction” to Paul or a misunderstanding of Paul. He treats the apparent discrepancy between James’ emphasis on justification by works and Paul’s emphasis that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
The Theological Message of James
What are the most important theological themes of the letter of James? The essay explores theological themes in James, like its theology of Christ, prayer, faith, law, suffering and trials, and faith and works.
Theological Perspectives on the Epistle of James
Davids want to read the epistle of James as a "theology of suffering" (Leidenstheologie). According to Davids it is a literary tool that functioned long before James.
In his letter, James emphasizes the importance of treating each other with kindness, sincerity, and faithfulness. True faith is always accompanied by good works.
According to James, how are believers to fulfil the biblical command to participate in good works?
A Life of Faith
Why does the letter of James place so much focus on works? This article explains why deeds are important in the Christian life of faith.
What is the relevance of doctrine in the life of a believer? The author introduces practical answers to this question by looking at instructions found in the book of James.
Finding Jesus in the Book of James
This article reflects on how to find the Lord Jesus in the letter of James. Consideration is given to the connection between James and the Sermon on the Mount, as well as the relationship between James and Jesus as brothers.
John Angell James
Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Epistle of James
The book of James is Christ-centered, and draws attention to the wisdom of Christ, the reality of the second coming of Christ, and the words of Christ.
The Theme of Wisdom in the Epistle of James
This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised.