James

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"The Bible is being translated, commented on, read, studied, preached and analyzed as never before. But it is questionable whether it is being obeyed to a comparable degree," says Douglas Moo in the preface to his commentary on James. "All this suggests that the message of James is one that we all need to hear--and obey. No profound theologian, James' genius lied in his profound moral earnestness; in his powerfully simple call for repentance, for action, for a consistent Christian lifestyle. His words need to thrust through our theological
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Overview

"The Bible is being translated, commented on, read, studied, preached and analyzed as never before. But it is questionable whether it is being obeyed to a comparable degree," says Douglas Moo in the preface to his commentary on James. "All this suggests that the message of James is one that we all need to hear--and obey. No profound theologian, James' genius lied in his profound moral earnestness; in his powerfully simple call for repentance, for action, for a consistent Christian lifestyle. His words need to thrust through our theological debates, our personal preconceptions, our spiritual malaise and set us back on the road to a biblical, invigorating, transforming Christianity."

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.

These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.

The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830842469
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/2009
  • Series: Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,308,187
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas J. Moo is the Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of the Romans volume in The New International Commentary on the New Testament, the volume on James in The Pillar New Testament Commentary, and the volume on James in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series.
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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Introduction
The Letter in the Church
Authorship
Circumstances of the Letter
The Nature of the Letter
Theological Emphases of the Letter
Analysis
Commentary
Additional Notes
"His Natural Face" (1:23)
"Works" in Paul and James (2:14)
"Justification" in the Old Testament and Judaism (2:21)Aleipho and Chrio (5:14)
Healing (5:14-16)
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