Bibliography: James


Adamson, James B. James: The Man and His Message. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

Bauckham, Richard. James. NTR. London: Routledge, 1999.

Brosend, F. William, II. James and Jude. NCamBC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Chester, Andrew, and Ralph P. Martin. The Theology of James, Peter, and Jude. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Donelson, Lewis R. From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

Gench, Frances Taylor. Hebrews and James. WestBC. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996.

Harner, Philip B. What Are They Saying about the Catholic Epistles? Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004.

Isaacs, Marie E. Reading Hebrews and James: A Literary and Theological Commentary. RNTS. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2002.

Sleeper, C. Freeman. James. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Wall, Robert W. Community of the Wise: The Letter of James. NTC. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997.

Critical Commentaries

Adamson, James B. James. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Davids, Peter H. The Epistle of James: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Dibelius, Martin. James. Revised by H. Greeven. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Letter of James. AB 37A. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1995.

Laws, Sophie. The Epistle of James. HNTC. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.

Martin, Ralph P. James. WBC 48. Waco: Word, 1988.

McKnight, Edgar V., and Christopher Church. Hebrews-James. SHBC. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2004.

Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Witherington, Ben, III. Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians. A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James, and Jude. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic, 2007.

James of Jerusalem

Bauckham, Richard J. Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1990.

Chilton, Bruce, and Jacob Neusner, eds. The Brother of Jesus: James the Just and His Mission. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

Hartin, Patrick J. James of Jerusalem: Heir to Jesus of Nazareth. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004.

Painter, John. Just James: The Brother of Jesus in History and Tradition. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

James and the Jesus Tradition (Sayings of Jesus)

Adamson, James B. “James and Jesus.” In James: The Man and His Message, 169–94. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

Deppe, D. B. The Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James. Chelsea, MI: Bookcrafters, 1989.

Hartin, Patrick J. James and the Q Sayings of Jesus. JSNTSup 47. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. “The Sayings of Jesus in the Letter of James.” In Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Studies in the Letter of James, 136–54. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Wachob, Wesley Hiram. The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James. SNTSMS 106. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Faith and Works

Adamson, James B. “James and Jesus.” In James: The Man and His Message, 195–227. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

Tamez, Elsa. The Scandalous Message of James: Faith without Works Is Dead. New York: Crossroad, 1990.

Rich and Poor

Edgar, David Hutchinson. Has God Not Chosen the Poor? The Social Setting of the Epistle of James. JSNTSup 206. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Maynard-Reid, Pedrito U. Poverty and Wealth in James. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1987.

Controlling the Tongue

Baker, William R. Personal Speech-Ethics in the Epistle of James. WUNT 2/68. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995.

Perfection (“Being Complete”)

Hartin, Patrick J. A Spirituality of Perfection: Faith in Action in the Letter of James. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999.

Preparing for the Final Judgment

Penner, Todd C. The Epistle of James and Eschatology: Rereading an Ancient Christian Letter. JSNTSup 121. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

Other Academic Studies

Aymer, Margaret P. First Pure, Then Peaceable: Frederick Douglas Reads James. LNTS 379. New York: T&T Clark, 2007.

Jackson-McCabe, Matt A. Logos and Law in the Letter of James: The Law of Nature, the Law of Moses, and the Law of Freedom. NovTSup 100. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Lockett, Darian. Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James. LNTS 366. New York: T&T Clark, 2008.

Webb, Robert L., and John S. Kloppenborg, eds. Reading James with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of James. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2007.