This unique reception history of the Epistle of James is a prominent addition to the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Written by an outstanding New Testament specialist, it chronicles the major theological, political, and aesthetic responses to the text over the centuries, and to James as a historical figure.
- Surveys the many theological, cultural, literary, political, and artistic uses of the Epistle of James, and the broader influence his letters have had throughout the ages
- Includes extensive excerpts offering vital historiographical context
- Examines James’s impact on popular culture, including examples such as Charles Schulz’s Peanuts
- Unearths a range of neglected writings and opens access to material not readily available elsewhere
Keywords: Biblical Studies, Epistle of James, reception history, New Testament studies, Blackwell Bible Commentaries series, Studies in Early Christianity, Catholic Epistles, biblical studies, Bible studies groups, James the Just, historical Jesus