James & Jude - NIV
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James & Jude:
The epistles of James & Jude hold a very unique position in the New Testament Canon. The writers of these epistles are brothers of our Lord Jesus Christ! It would be difficult for us to imagine the profound effect this relationship would have on these two men. However, what it brings to their inspired writings is a direct, personal, and intimate look at the Living Word.
James and Jude hold one other unique credential that undergirds their epistles. It is likely neither brother believed in Jesus' deity until after the Resurrection. The Apostle Paul writes it took a special and personal appearance to James to finally convince him of Jesus' Lordship. Combined with their testimony, this translates out to very powerful proof of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The epistle of James stands alone in a single call: Faith without works is dead! The connection between works and living faith cannot and will not be separated. Salvation does not come from works, but spiritual works come from a saved and faithful heart. The value of James lies in its linking together faith and righteousness. This is a wisdom that can only come from God. This message--this call to believers to receive "wisdom from above" -is very relevant to the Christian today.
The epistle of Jude also has a powerful message for Christians today. In a culture that is growing in its apathy and antagonism toward Christianity, in a world that is more accepting of everything non-Christian, and less tolerant of the faith, Jude has one message: There are times when the faith must be defended! That defense embodies opposing false teaching, and living the upright and godly lives spoken of throughout the Bible.
An added feature to this commentary is a section containing special studies on the book of James. This feature is useful for application and instruction to daily living.
James & Jude has 203 pages.
About the Author:
Gary Holloway, PhD, is Director of Graduate Bible Studies, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly he served as Associate Professor at the Institute for Christian Studies in Austin, Texas and ministered with the Holland Street Church of Christ in San Marcos. Gary received the BA from Freed-Hardeman College, the MAR from Harding Graduate School of Religion, the MLIS from the University of Texas, and the PhD from Emory University.
About the Editors:
Anthony L. Ash, PhD, is professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University and minister at Minter Land Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Ash holds the AA from Florida Christian College and the BS from Florida State University, the MA from Abilene Christian University, and the PhD from the University of Southern California. He has authored several books including commentaries on Luke; Acts (Chapter 1-12); Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians; Psalm (with Clyde Miler); and Jeremiah & Lamentations. He has spoken at over 400 meetings and extended lectureships and has also spoken on over 45 college and university campuses.
Jack Cottrell, PhD, was a long-time professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds degrees from Cincinnati Bible Seminary (AB) , University of Cincinnati (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD). He has authored several books including Faith Once For All; Baptism: A Biblical Study; The Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study; and Power from On High: What the Bible Says about the Holy Spirit.
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