The Moral World of James: Setting the Epistle in its Greco-Roman and Judaic Environments (Studies in Biblical Literature)

The Moral World of James: Setting the Epistle in its Greco-Roman and Judaic Environments (Studies in Biblical Literature)

James Riley Strange


In The ethical international of James, James Riley unusual compares the ethical approach within the Epistle of James with different Greco-Roman and Judaic texts. the writer of the epistle prescribed ethical practices in an international within which folks, either pagan and Jewish, had lengthy been expressing comparable matters, and extra could proceed to soak up the duty centuries after Christianity used to be good validated within the Roman Empire. during this clean and thick research, Strange’s systemic comparability of texts (among them works of Plato, Plutarch, Epictetus, and Aelius Aristides, in addition to Greek Magical Papyri, tractates of the Mishnah, and the neighborhood Rule of the lifeless Sea Scrolls) unearths how James’s imaginative and prescient of a particular means of group lifestyles used to be either a part of and specified from the ethical and non secular structures between which it emerged.

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