James Through the Centuries

James Through the Centuries

Author(s): David B. Gowler

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013 08:35PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405151146

Online ISBN: 9781118527894

DOI: 10.1002/9781118527894

About this Book

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

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