The book of James is full of advice on how Christians should live. Thus, some say it contradicts Paul's gospel of grace and faith, and they question its place in the canon. However, this commentary will show that James' and Paul's thoughts are complementary, not contradictory.
C. Jeanne Orjala Serrão moves verse-by-verse through James after providing an in-depth introduction.
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Frank G. Carver
Title: James: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
C. Jeanne Orjala Serrão is Professor of Biblical Literature and Dean of the School of Theology and Philosophy at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH where she founded and is the coordinator for the Bi-Annual Women In Ministry Networking Day. Dr. Serrão has served as an Education Pastor and Christian School Administrator in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She has taught at European Nazarene College and has served as an adjunct professor for Trevecca Nazarene University, Asuza Pacific University, Claremont School of Theology (Summer Licensing School), and Nazarene Bible College Online Program. She earned her BA in Biblical Literature from Mid-America Nazarene University, and a M.Div. and a M.A. in Missions from Nazarene Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. degree from Claremont Graduate University. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.