James (Reformed Expository Commentary)
Listen to lectures from a class by Dan Doriani entitled Hebrews to Revelation, which includes lectures on the book of James.
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The book of James is both beloved for its practical wisdom and debated as to its relationship to Paul’s gospel. It offers concrete counsel on trials, poverty and riches, favoritism, social justice, the tongue, worldliness, boasting, planning, prayer, illness, and more. But in doing so, it exposes our inability to measure up to God’s standard.
Daniel Doriani, a pastor and scholar recognized for his works on biblical interpretation and application, resolves the tension between the wide-ranging practical commands of James and the centrality of faith in the Christian life. While James may not articulate the doctrine of atonement through the death and resurrection of Jesus, James does present Christ in his own way. Here Doriani shows us how. He thus helps us to apply the wisdom of James in a way that is rooted in grace.
About the Author
Daniel M. Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School) is senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, Clayton, Missouri. He previously was dean of faculty and professor of new Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminaries, and the author of Getting the message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible, Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of biblical Application, and The Sermon on the Mount: The Character of a Disciple.
About the Series
The Reformed Expository Commentary is biblical (committed to comprehensive exposition of the text), doctrinal (committed to the Westminster Standards), redemptive-historical (committed to a Christ-centered view of the Old Testament), and practical (committed to applying the text to people today). Coeditors are Philip Ryken and Richard Phillips; biblical editors are Iain Duguid and Dan Doriani.