Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church.
This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today's church.
This resources is also available as part of the Pillar New Testament Commentary Series.
Douglas J. Moo (March 15, 1950– ) is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. Before Moo joined the faculty of Wheaton in 2000, he taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for over 20 years. In 1980, he earned his PhD at the University of St. Andrew in St. Andrews, Scotland.
The Pillar New Testament Commentary, designed for serious readers of the Bible, seeks above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. Writers of the PNTC volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible.