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Luke Timothy Johnson
Anchor Bible; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
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Luke Timothy Johnson is Professor of New Testament at the Chandler School of Theology, Emory .

Luke Timothy Johnson is Professor of New Testament at the Chandler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of The Letter of James (Anchor Bible) and of the bestseller The Real Jesus, as well as other books and numerous articles on the New Testament. For those unfamiliar with the author Johnson is a on a short list of leading contemporary & New Testament scholar.

Luke Timothy Johnson (born November 20, 1943) is an American New Testament scholar and historian of early Christianity. 37a. New York: Doubleday. He is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.

Publication: New York : Doubleday, 1995Description: 412 . SBN: 0-385-41360-2. Series: The Anchor Bible, 37aDewey: 22. 6 A539Bibliography: Bibliography. Иакова - Комментарии, Bible. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers.

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Important themes in the present volume include injustice within Judah’s royal house, sexual immorality among the clergy, and true versus false prophecy. Yet the prophet who thundered Yahweh’s judgment was also the one who gave the remnant people-in oracle and in symbolic action-a promise and a hope, expressed climactically in a new and eternal covenant for future days

Luke Timothy Johnson.

Several Bible books are covered over the course of multiple volumes. Letter of James (Vol. 37A) by Luke Timothy Johnson (2005). 1 Peter (Vol. 37B) by John H. Elliott (2001).

Top Protestant, Catholic and Jewish scholars have all brought their skills to bear on the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha. Several Bible books are covered over the course of multiple volumes. This speaks to the depth of the scholarship represented in the AYBC.

James is one of the most significant, yet  generally overlooked, letters of the New Testament.  Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant  Reformation, disliked the book of James for its emphasis  on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed in  opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize  faith in God. To correct these and other  misperceptions about James, Scripture scholar Luke Timothy  Johnson embarks on a thorough history of the  interpretation of this pivotal letter, which highlights the  vast appreciation for James over the centuries.  With respect to the question of who wrote the letter  of James, Johnson boldly identifies the writer as  none other than James, the brother of Jesus  Christ. While modern skepticism casts doubt on this  conclusion, early textual witnesses, as well as saints  and scholars throughout the centuries, corroborate  Johnson's position. A thorough examination of the  original language texts and an explanation of the  literary context of James helps illuminate the  original meaning of the letter. In addition, Johnson  offers the general reader insights into the  letter's relevance for today.
  • Originally published in 1995, Luke Timothy Johnson's `The Letter of James' is an instalment in the Anchor Bible commentary series. For those unfamiliar with the author Johnson is a on a short list of leading contemporary `critical' New Testament scholar. The following comments pertain to the soft cover version of the text. Potential readers are well advised to peruse the available on-line portion of the text prior to purchase.

    While providing a good overview of opposing interpretive opinions Johnson advocates early dating, traditional authorship and a generally unified reading of the James, as opposed many critical scholars who have tended to advocate a late, pseudonymous and discontinuous interpretation, in other words reading James as largely a response to Pauline theology.

    As previous reviewers have noted this is an outstanding academic commentary within an excellent series (Anchor Bible). A knowledgeable commenter and skilled communicator Johnson's analysis is simply masterful - resulting in an invaluable resource to scholars and laymen alike. The text is laid out in what has become the standard format for modern commentaries; an introduction, situating the text and detailing issues such as socio-cultural context , authorship, dating, intended audience, historic reception and the like followed by an section by section translation and analysis of the text. The analysis in turn, is composed of notes and a commentary, the commentary being focused on broad issues of content and interpretation (of interest to all readers) while the notes examine issues of a more academic nature, i.e. manuscript variants, terminology and literary antecedents.

    The one small criticism I have of the text is that of physical size - it is smaller than the hard-cover instalments I have in this series and the reduced size results in a dense 400 page text with tiny font. If cost is not a crucial issue I would suggest considering the hard-cover edition. Despite this small drawback, I highly recommend the text for readers seeking a good modern academic commentary on the letter of James

  • Luke Timothy Johnson is a very much respected NT scholar from Candler School of Theology. When you take and read his commentary on James it feels that the author put all his heart in writing this commentary. The commentary is very informed and attractive. L. T. Johnson is conservative and humble while discussing the authorship of James. He identifies the author as James the brother of Jesus and proves it. L. T. Johnson's chapter on history of interpretation is really good, because the author shows to the readers how the letter of James was understood during the history of Christianity. L. T. Johnson use a big amount of sources in studies of James and interacts with them but always shows his opinion. If you want to have a solid work on James buy L. T. Johnson's work. D. Moo, C. Blomberg and L. Johnson are very solid and conservative works on James.

  • There is a very thorough scholarly introduction to the epistle with discussions on the relationship between James and Paul and the highly influential 19th century interpetation of F.C. Baur and his "Early Catholicism" that depicted James at war with Paul and the Gentile party.
    The commentator dispels such antiquated fantasies about James and Paul and argues that James and Paul are not at odds, but share different concerns. James's discussion of justification is not at odds with Paul's. This is all the more impressive since the author is a Roman Catholic.

  • This was my first encounter with Luke Timothy Johnson and I came away deeply impressed. His commentary really tells the story behind this brief letter. Too often the epistle gets caught up in a works-vs-faith debate, which Johnson shows misses the point. James is actually a fascinating look into the life of a community struggling to live the gospel message. Christian communities today face many of the same challenges, and Johnson allows his commentary to be both a window into an ancient world and a mirror reflecting our own. I'll likely read this rich, wonderful commentary again.

  • If you are serious regarding research of the epistle of James, this book is a must read for a fair consideration of all scholarly viewpoints. Johnson did a thorough written work that is well-written, organized, and to the point.

  • more than satisfied

  • Johnson's commentary is filled with much spiritual and practical insights. He shows convincingly that the letter of James is not a hodge-podge of morally wise sayings - much like proverbs - but a a letter with a logical progression of unified thought. His unique discussion of the James-Paul debate puts their "differences" in an enlightening perspective that lends weight to their agreement rather than their supposed contradictory view of faith/works.

    His delving into the word meanings and possible translations of particular texts is absorbing and the way he shows the coherent relationship between sections of texts with other sections and with the epistle as a whole leaves one with a better appreciation and understandng of James' divinely inspired insights. One interesting note that Johnson makes is that the letter of James is prophetic in line and in sympathy with the Hebrew prophets.

    Johnson's commentary on James is semi-technical. But that shouldn't make anyone afraid to read it because, despite it's thorough exegetical investigation into language, context, historical background, it is rather easy to read and grasp. I would advise anyone having trouble undertanding James' epistle, the Paul/James debate, the logical inter-connection between sections of verses and ideas, should read this, especially for ministers desiring to preach or teach on this epistle.