Study Guide James

Study Guide James - Study Guide: The Letter of James Read...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Study Guide: The Letter of James Read The introduction (NT 386-87) and the entire letter. Summarize James’ comments about wealth and warnings about the dangers of affluence (James 2:1-7, 4:13-17, 5:1-6, Compare with Deut 24: 10-15 and Sir 34:24-26). James 2:14-26. This passage is a carefully constructed argument in the form of a “diatribe.” A diatribe is an argument that proceeds by stating the view with which one disagrees, then showing what is wrong with it. The argument begins with verse 14, which what it intends to prove. Summarize the thesis statement in 2:14: 2:15-16 serve as an illustration and 2:17 restates the main thesis. The diatribe begins in 2:8 with the statement of the position with which James disagrees, put in quotes and attributed to “someone.” Restate the part in quotes. Don’t copy it; write what you think it MEANS for “someone” to say this. What’s the point? Why would someone say this? Restate in your own words how James
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Study Guide James - Study Guide: The Letter of James Read...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online