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Reading James with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of James
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Reading James with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of James

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T&T Clark 2007

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The letters of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude are among the most neglected letters of the New Testament. Thus, methodological advances in New Testament study tend to arise among the Gospels or Pauline letters. But now these letters are beginning to receive increased attention in the scholarly community.

Reading James with New Eyes is the first of four volumes that incorporate new research in this area. The essays collected here examine the impact of recent methodological developments in New Testament studies to the letter of James. The developments analyzed include, for example, rhetorical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, ideological, and hermeneutical methods. Each essay has a similar three-fold structure, making them perfect for use by students: 1) a description of the methodological approach; 2) the application of the methodological approach to James; and 3) a conclusion identifying how the methodological approach contributes to a fresh understanding of the letter.

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Key Features

  • Examine the impact of recent methodological advances in New Testament studies
  • Presents a collection of essays perfect for students and scholars
  • Includes an application of the methodological approach to Jamesr


  • “Reading James with New Eyes: An Introduction” by John S. Kloppenborg and Robert L. Webb
  • “Ideological Strategies in the Letter of James” by Alicia Batten
  • “Nativism in James 2.14–26: A Post: A Post-Colonial Reading” by K. Jason Coker
  • “‘Unstained by the World’: Purity and Pollution as an Indicator of Cultural Interaction in the Letter of James” by Darian Lockett
  • “The Letter of James as a Document of Paulinism?” by Margaret M. Mitchell
  • “An Assessment of the Rhetoric and Rhetorical Analysis of the Letter of James” by Duane F. Watson
  • “The Emulation of the Jesus Tradition in the Letter of James” by John S. Kloppenborg
  • “The Languages of ‘Household’ and ‘Kingdom’ in the Letter of James: A Socio-Rhetorical Study

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About the Editors

Robert L. Webb lectures in the Religious Studies Department of McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. His is the coeditor of the Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible: A Synopsis and Index. He is the executive editor of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Sage) and of the monograph series Library of Historical Jesus Studies (a subset of the Library of New Testament Studies).

John S. Kloppenborg is professor and chair of the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He is the coauthor of Apocalypticism, Anti-Semitism, and the Historical Jesus: Subtexts in Criticism.