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Has God Not Chosen the Poor?: The Social Setting of the Epistle of James

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In recent years, the apostle James and his epistle have received renewed attention, and Edgar’s contribution to the revival examines the way in which James and his addressees are depicted within the social world of emerging Christianity. Edgar finds strong points of contact with the sayings of Jesus and with early Christian itinerant proclaimers, who are often seen as having been active in preserving and transmitting these sayings. The Epistle challenges the commitment of its reader to a new allegiance with God and, in no uncertain terms, proffers the choice one must make between loyalty to Him and identification with the earthly value system dominated by the rich.

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  • Title: Has God Not Chosen the Poor?: The Social Setting of the Epistle of James
  • Author: David Edgar
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 261

David Edgar is Lecturer in Biblical Studies in the School of Hebrew, Biblical and Theological Studies, Trinity College and at the Church of Ireland Theological College, Dublin.

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    $28.99

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