James Through the Centuries
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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 agesIncludes extensive excerpts offering vital historiographical contextExamines James's impact on popular culture, including examples such as Charles Schulz's PeanutsUnearths a range of neglected writings and opens access to material not readily available elsewhere