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Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James
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Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James

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T&T Clark 2008

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Overview

Arguing against restricting the meaning of purity language to the individual moral sphere (as many commentaries do), the central argument of Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James is that purity language both articulates and constructs the worldview in James’s epistle. Lockett offers a taxonomy of purity language, applied as a heuristic guide to understand the function of purity and pollution in the epistle. Through this analysis the study concludes that James is not calling for sectarian separation, but rather demonstrates a degree of cultural accommodation while calling forth specific sociocultural boundaries between the readers and the world.

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Key Features

  • Examines purity language in light of James’s epistle
  • Presents a guide to understand the function of purity and pollution in the epistle
  • Calls forth specific sociocultural boundaries between the readers and the world

Contents

  • Purity in James
  • A Reassessment and Taxonomy of Purity Language
  • An Approach to the Text
  • Exegesis of Purity Language in James
  • Purity and the Cultural Stance of James
  • Purity and Worldview in James

Praise for the Print Edition

Lockett expertly advances his own case for the significance of purity in James and finely tunes its role as a major concern of its perfection theme . . . It covers an aspect of James that deserves treatment and provides meaningful research for others to ponder, both in its broad strokes and in its fine points. For those interested in the Epistle of James, it should be required reading.

William R. Baker, professor of New Testament, Cincinnati Bible Seminary

. . . Lockett makes a convincing case for his thesis. It should profit serious students of James.

Religious Studies Review

Whether it involves questions about the authorship of the letter of James, its peculiar theological assumptions, or the social setting of its readers, recent decades have seen a surge of interest, even fascination, with the document. Based on his research at the University of St. Andrews under the guidance of Ron Piper, Darian Lockett has contributed a valuable monograph to the literature. Current and future students will need to stir his conclusions into the mix of the ongoing research.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

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About Darian Lockett

Darian Lockett is assistant professor of New Testament at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

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