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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Author's Preface
Introduction to James
I. Salutation (1:1)
II. Overview of the Life of Faith (1:2-27)
A. Faith and Wisdom (1:2-8)
B. Pride and Wealth (1:9-12)
C. Faith and Testing (1:13-18)
D. Doing the Word of God (1:19-25)
E. True Religion (1:26-27)
III. First Discourse: Faith and Behavior (2:1-26)
A. Part 1: Faith, Favoritism, and Law (2:1-13)
B. Part 2: Faith and Works (2:14-26)
IV. Second Discourse: Faith, Wisdom, and Speech Ethics (3:1-18)
A. Part 1: Teachers, Tongues, and Turmoil (3:1-12)
B. Part 2: Wisdom from Above (3:13-18)
V. Third Discourse: Strife in the Church as Lack of Faith (4:1-12)
A. Part 1: Lusts and Repentance (4:1-10)
B. Part 2: Defamation and Censure (4:11-12)
VI. Interjection: Two Oracles of Warning (4:13-5:6)
A. Oracle 1: Warning to Merchants (4:13-17)
B. Oracle 2: Warning to Landlords (5:1-6)
VII. Fourth Discourse: Looking to God (5:7-18)
A. Part 1: Faith and Patience (5:7-11)
B. Bridge Verse: Prohibition of Oaths (5:12)
C. Part 2: Faith and Prayer (5:13-18)
VIII. Closing Exhortation: Mutual Responsibility and Blessing (5:19-20)
Excursus 1: Faith as the Central Concern of James
Excursus 2: Faith, Works, and Justification in James and Paul
Excursus 3: James and Wisdom
Excursus 4: James and Suffering
Works Cited
Index of Subjects
Index of Authors
Index of Greek Words
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings

About the Author

Dan G. McCartney (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He previously taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for more than twenty years. He is the author of Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible and Why Does it Have to Hurt? The Meaning of Christian Suffering. McCartney also revised J. Gresham Machen's New Testament Greek for Beginners.

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