James as the First Catholic Epistle

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The order of the Catholic Epistles reflects the revised order of leadership of the Jerusalem Church after the emergence of James the brother of the Lord. The Epistle of James reflects a dependence of James on a sayings tradition of Jesus known in Matthew and Luke and found in James in its Matthaean form. Out of this James develops a distinctive understanding of God and of discipleship in a hostile and yet seductive world. These views are also common to 1 John but using a somewhat different vocabulary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition
EditorsKarl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, Robert W Wall
Place of PublicationWaco,Texas
PublisherBaylor University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781602582156
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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