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The Moral, Liturgical, and Institutional Life of Early Christians: James, The Didache, and Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians
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I. The Moral Life: Epistle of James A. Authorship 1. Literary evidence. James, the Lord’s brother, received control of the Church, together with the apostles. He is called James the Righteous by everyone from the Lord’s time till our own, for there were many named James. This one was holy from his birth; he drank no wine or intoxicating liquor and ate no meat; no razor came near his head; he did not smear himself with oil, and did not go to the baths. . . . And alone he would enter the Temple and be found on his knees, praying for forgiveness for the people, so that is knees grew hard like a camel’s. (quoted by Eusebius, History of the Church 2.23.4, from a lost work of Hegesippus, Memoirs )
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2. Recent controversy: The Ossuary (Bone box) of “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus”?
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B. James and Jewish traditions 1. Citations of Jewish Scriptures (James 2:8//Leviticus 19:18; James 2:11//Exodus 20:13, 14; James 2:23//Genesis 15:6; James 4:6//Proverbs 3:34; James 4:5//? 2. Similarities with Jewish wisdom traditions (cf. James 2:13-18)
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C. James and Paul
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1. the Christian life Paul’s “fruits of the spirit” (Gal 5:22-23) By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace , patience , kindness
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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