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.
|Title of host publication||The Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition|
|Editors||Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, Robert W Wall|
|Place of Publication||Waco,Texas|
|Publisher||Baylor University Press|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|