The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James 978-3-16-153295-5 - Mohr Siebeck
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Robert J. Foster

The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James

[Die Bedeutsamkeit von Vorbildern für die Deutung des Jakobusbriefs.]

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What was the function of the four characters from Jewish history and tradition in the Letter of James? Robert J. Foster analyses James' use of these characters and argues that despite each of them being tested to the extreme they all remained wholly-committed to God.
In this book, Robert J. Foster explores James' use of his four characters from Jewish history and tradition (Abraham, Rahab, Job and Elijah) and considers their collective as well as individual functions in the composition. He concludes that each of the four exemplars was tested to the extreme (albeit in very different ways) yet remained wholly-committed to God. By reason of that commitment each exemplar became an outsider in both their cultural and historical contexts. 'James' urges his audience to emulate these exemplars in their less extreme tests of daily life by rejecting the values of the world and living according to the reinterpreted Torah of Jesus Christ.
Authors/Editors

Robert J. Foster Born 1951; had a career in banking before commencing his theological studies; 2012 PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal of the Ev. Theol. Society — 59 (2016), S. 199–201 (Herbert W. Bateman IV)
In: Religious Studies Review — 43 (2017), S. 181 (Alicia J. Batten)