By Alicia J. Batten
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Employing social description, social-scientific versions, and rhetorical research, Alicia J. Batten argues that the Letter of James is conversant with the subject of friendship inside Greek and Roman literature, in addition to inside numerous texts of early Christianity. She illustrates how James drew upon a number of the language and ideas on the topic of friendship with an fascinating density to suggest resistance to wealth, avoidance of wealthy buyers, and reliance upon God.
- Use of friendship, benefaction, and patronage as lenses during which James and comparable texts may be viewed
- A robust case for the way the letter appeals to the language and concepts of friendship in regards to God’s relationships with humans
- Exploration of the connection among the publication of James and the lessons of Jesus
Alicia J. Batten is affiliate Professor of non secular experiences and Theological reviews at Conrad Grebel college university on the college of Waterloo, Canada. She serves on numerous educational editorial forums and is at present writing a statement at the Letter of James for the Illuminations statement sequence (Eerdmans).
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Friendship and Benefaction in James (Emory Studies in Early Christianity Book 15) by Alicia J. Batten