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Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon
Nienhuis, David†R.

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

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Review by Patrick J. Hartin
Published 11/15/2008
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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