A Theology of James: Wisdom for God's Peopleby Christopher W. Morgan
Morgan accomplishes a seldom-attempted task. Arguing that it is theology applied, he lays out a biblical, coherent theology of the epistle of James that connects its particulars to the big picture of the Bible.
Intended as an accessible book for any reader, Morgan manages to avoid the error of dumbing the text down or watering down the punches that the text itself gives. Morgan shows how the various key themes of the text: wealth and poverty, wisdom, speech, and the law all work towards James’ emphasis on the consistent Christian life, while explicating what that consistency looks like. Having examined the main themes of the epistle, Morgan then also examines some of the key concepts in systematic theologyGod, Jesus, the Spirit, the church, etcshowing how James adds to a canonical picture on these various topics. Ultimately, Morgan then moves these doctrines and the epistle forward by showing how these topics are all dynamic and active and should affect the life of every Christian, allowing the text to speak its relevance to the church today. Through all of this the epistle of James is illuminated while allowed to speak in its own terms. For those wishing to get a good introductory grasp of the theology and message of James, this book is an ideal place to start.”
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Meet the Author
Christopher W. Morgan (MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University in Riverside, California.
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