Description: This unique reception history of the Epistle of James is a prominent addition to the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Written by an outstanding New Testament specialist, it chronicles the major theological, political, and aesthetic responses to the text over the centuries, and to James as a historical figure. The work surveys the many theological, cultural, literary, political, and artistic uses of the Epistle of James, and the broader influence his letters have had throughout the ages; includes extensive excerpts offering vital historiographical context; examines Jamesís impact on popular culture, including examples such as Charles Schulzís Peanuts; and unearths a range of neglected writings and opens access to material not readily available elsewhere
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, James, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology
Review by R. Alan Culpepper
Citation: R. Alan Culpepper, review of David Gowler, James through the Centuries, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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