James and Jude (New Cambridge Bible Commentary)

James and Jude (New Cambridge Bible Commentary)

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II William F. Brosend
Cambridge University Press, 9/9/2004
EAN 9780521814829, ISBN10: 0521814820

Hardcover, 224 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

This commentary focuses exclusively on the two letters written by the 'brothers of the Lord', James and Jude. Each letter is discussed on its own merits, and interpreted as having been written early in the life of the Church - it is posited that the letter of James may be one of the oldest Christian writings as well as an early witness to the teachings of Jesus. Particular attention is devoted to understanding the social worlds of James and Jude and to interpreting the significance of their message for our day. Of special interest is the focus on the 'ideological texture' of James, in particular on James' working out of the ethical implications of the teachings of Jesus on poverty and wealth.

Part I. Introduction
1. Authors
2. Dates
3. Occasions
4. Literary relationships
5. Reception and interpretation
6. The texture of texts
Part II. Selected Reading List
7. Inner and inter-textures
8. Socio-cultural texture
9. Ideological texture
10. Sacred and homiletical texture
11. Commentaries on the Letter of James
12. Studies on James
13. Articles on the Letter of James
14. Commentaries and books on Jude
15. Studies and articles on Jude
16. Special studies
Part III. Commentary
17. James 1:1–27
that you may be mature and complete
18. James 2:1–26
I by my works will show you my faith
19. James 3:1–18
teachers, tongues and righteousness
20. James 4:1–17
conflict, friendship, and what tomorrow may bring
21. James 5:1–20
cries, patience, and prayer
the Lord is near
22. The Letter of Jude
have mercy on some who are wavering.

'This book is a stimulating commentary that forms a distinctive and valuable contribution both to scholarly debate and to the pulpit.' Journal for the Study of the New Testament