James and Jude
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 224
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
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.
'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 'Brosend's commentary on James and Jude is sensitive not only to the structure of the ancient documents, but also to homiletical issues. the text is written in lively style yet the author engages helpfully with recent scholarship.' Themelios