Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon
Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2007 pp. xviii + 264. $39.95
Description: Not by Paul Alone explores the historical reasons for the creation of the book of James and the implications for the creation of the Christian canon. Nienhuis makes a compelling case that James was written in the mid-second century and is, like 2 Peter, an attempt to provide a distinctive shape to the emerging New Testament. This book bolsters the claim that the Catholic Epistles not only have a distinct witness individually, but that collectively they are also a considered theological agenda within the Christian church.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Literature
Review by Patrick J. Hartin
Citation: Patrick J. Hartin, review of David R. Nienhuis, Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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