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This unique reception history of the Epistle of James is aprominent addition to the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series.Written by an outstanding New Testament specialist, it chroniclesthe major theological, political, and aesthetic responses to thetext over the centuries, and to James as a historical figure.
Surveys the many theological, cultural, literary, political,and artistic uses of the Epistle of James, and the broaderinfluence his letters have had throughout the ages
Includes extensive excerpts offering vital historiographicalcontext
Examines James’s impact on popular culture, includingexamples such as Charles Schulz’s Peanuts
Unearths a range of neglected writings and opens access tomaterial not readily available elsewhere