The Letter of James [PNTC] emphasizes James's creative use of Hellenistic Jewish traditions in his exposition of practical Christianity. Moo introduces the letter in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explains the disciple's message to its first readers and to today's church---spiritual wholeness while also addressing James' unique usage of Jesus' teaching as found in the Gospel of Matthew. Academic and accessible, scholarly and sensitive.
The commentary is most valuable for its excellent exegesis, which is not so technical that the non-scholar would find it tedious. Homiletical and devotional insights, which pervade the work, also make the volume a worthwhile addition to the Bible student's library.
Southwestern Journal of Theology
There is much to be gained from this commentary, both exegetical and practical, by pastors and serious students.
Methodist Recorder (UK)
Moo has many insights into the challenges James presents to the Church of his time and of today. Jamess contention, that Christians must not only reflect theologically about life but also live a holy and obedient lifestyle, is a timely word which ought to be heard and heeded, especially in the western Church of this new millennium
. This re-evaluation of James is much to be commended.
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