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Authors Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kamell use the historical, theological and literary elements of James to guide their interpretation of this often-overlooked early Christian text. Their concise discussion of how the book delivers consistent, challenging instruction will help pastors and church leaders teach the message of James to today’s readers.

in the NT that the three words “by faith alone” (ἐκ πίστεως μόνον) appear without intervening material. That expression is the best Greek translation of the Reformation rallying call, sola fide, “by faith alone,” but this is exactly the opposite of what James is arguing for!72 Augustine perhaps best resolves this tension between Paul and James on the issue of faith and works: “Paul said that a man is justified through faith without the works of the law, but not without those works of which James
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