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The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul investigates the nature, diversity, and relationship of three early and important expressions of Judaic Christianity. It is the conviction of the contributors that the Judaic origins of the Christian movement have not been sufficiently understood in both ecclesiastical and academic circles. Comparison with contemporary Judaism is foundational and leads to the question that guides discussion: How did James relate to such prominent figures as Peter and Paul? Given James' own eminence, those relationships must have been hallmarks of his own stance and status, and they open the prospect that we might delineate James' theological perspective more precisely than otherwise possible by means of this contrast with Peter and Paul. That is the reason for the division of the present volume into two parts.The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul is presented in two parts: James and Peter, and James Paul. Several studies investigate the literary and archaeological evidence that clarifies the world in which James, Peter, and Paul lived, while other studies probe exegetical and theological aspects of the discussion.
About the Author
Bruce Chilton is on the faculty of Bard College and directs the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA.Craig Evans is on the faculty of Acadia Divinity College and, in the capacity of adjunct, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Table of Contents
CONTENTSPreface AbbreviationsContributorsPART ONEJAMES AND PETERBRUCE CHILTON, James, Peter, Paul, and the Formation of the GospelsPETER H. DAVIDS, James and Peter: The Literary Evidence MARKUS BOCKMUEHL, Simon Peter and Bethsaida RICHARD J. BAUCKHAM, James, Peter, and the Gentiles JOHN PAINTER, James and Peter: Models of Leadership and Mission CRAIG A. EVANS, A Fishing Boat, a House, and an Ossuary:What Can We Learn from the Artifacts? PART TWOJAMES AND PAULJOHN PAINTER , The Power of Words: Rhetoric in James and Paul JACOB NEUSNER, What, Exactly, Is Israel’s Gentile Problem?Rabbinic Perspectives on Galatians 2 BRUCE CHILTON, Wisdom and Grace WIARD POPKES, Leadership: James, Paul, and their Contemporary Background PETER H. DAVIDS, The Test of Wealth in James and Paul MARIANNE SAWICKI, Person or Practice? Judging in James and in Paul JACOB NEUSNER, Sin, Repentance, Atonement, and Resurrection: The Perspective of Rabbinic Theology on the Views of James 1–2 and Paul in Romans 3–4PETER H. DAVIDS, Why Do We Suffer? Suffering in James and Paul ITHAMAR GRUENWALD, Ritualizing Death in James and Paul in Light of Jewish Apocalypticism BRUCE CHILTION, Conclusions and QuestionsIndex of Biblical LiteratureIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Subjects and Figures