James The Just and Christian Origins

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Bruce David Chilton, Craig Alan Evans
BRILL, 1999 - Religion - 299 pages
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The lack of serious and sustained investigation of the historical figure of James "the Just," brother of Jesus, is one of the curious oversights in modern critical study of Christian origins. "James the Just and Christian Origins" addresses this problem. The questions that surround this exceedingly important, yet largely ignored figure are several and complicated. Was he really the brother of Jesus? How influential was he in the early church? What was the nature of his relationship to the other apostles, especially to Paul? How did James understand Christianity's relationship to Judaism and to the people of Israel? Out of this grows a very important question: In its generative moment, was Christianity in fact as well as in its self-awareness, a species of Judaism? Contributors from several countries are currently engaged in collaborative study in James and early Jewish Christianity. "James the Just and Christian Origins" is the first of several planned volumes to be published.
  

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Contents

BRUCE CHILTON
3
PHILIP DAVIES
17
PETER H DAVIDS
33
JACOB NEUSNER
59
SCOT MCKNIGHT
83
WILLIAM R FARMER
133
MARKUS BOCKMUEHL
155
RICHARD J BAUCKHAM
199
CRAIG A EVANS
233
BRUCE CHILTON
251
Index of Ancient Literature
269
Index of Modern Authors
287
Index of Subjects and Figures
293
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Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Bard College, and the author of "A Feast of Meanings: Eucharistic Theologies from Jesus through Johannine Circles" ("Brill," 1994). Craig Evans is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Western University and Senior Research Fellow at Roehampton Institute London, and author of "Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies" ("Brill," 1995).