Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Religion - 264 pages

Not by Paul Alone explores the historical reasons for the creation of the book of James and the implications for the creation of the Christian canon. Nienhuis makes a compelling case that James was written in the mid-second century and is, like 2 Peter, an attempt to provide a distinctive shape to the emerging New Testament. This book bolsters the claim that the Catholic Epistles not only have a distinct witness individually, but that collectively they are also a considered theological agenda within the Christian church.

 

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Contents

A Canonical History of the New Testament Catholic Epistle Collection
29
Early James Traditions and the Canonical Letter of James
99
Reading James as a Canonconscious Pseudepigraph
163
Conclusion
233
Select Bibliography
239
Index
259
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David R. Nienhuis is Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the University Foundations Program at Seattle Pacific University.

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