James : Has God Not Chosen the Poor? Paperback

The Social Setting of the Epistle of James

by David Edgar;

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James : Has God Not Chosen the Poor?

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The significance of the Epistle of James within early Christianity, when not neglected, has been disputed. In recent years the letter, and its author, have received renewed attention, and this contribution to the revival examines the way in which the author and his addressees are depicted within the social world of emerging Christianity. Edgar finds strong points of contact with the sayings of Jesus and with early Christian itinerant proclaimers, who are often seen as having been active in preserving and transmitting these sayings. The Epistle challenges the shaky commitment of its readers to their new allegiance, and, in the light of the coming of God's eschatological ruoe, employs the model of patronage to lay out the choice between loyalty to God and identification with the earthly value system dominated by the rich.

James : Has God Not Chosen the Poor? by David Edgar was published by Continuum in March 2001. The ISBN for James : Has God Not Chosen the Poor? is 9781841271828.

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Details for James : Has God Not Chosen the Poor?

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (March 2001)
Number of Pages266
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1180970
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