Contents      Vol. 108, No. 3              Summer 2011

The Letter of James

 

First Words

 

347    First Words . . . On James and Changing Times

By Christopher Church, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN.

 

355   A Word From . . .

By Bill J. Leonard, Professor of Church History, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N C.

 

363   A Word About . . . The Tongue

By Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, and Editor of The Review & Expositor.

 

 

Thematic Words

 

369   James: A Circular Letter for Immigrants

By Elsa Tamez, Professor Emeritus, Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana,San Jose, Costa Rica. She is currently on assignment with the United Bible Society translators in Medellín, Columbia.

 

381   The Jesus Tradition and the Letter of James

By Alicia J. Batten, Professor in the Religious Studies Department, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

 

391   Strong and Weak Lines: Permeable Boundaries between Church and Culture in the Letter of James

By Darian R. Lockett, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

 

407   A “Complete Ethics: James Practical Theology

By Christopher Church, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN.

 

417    Social Justice in the Epistle of James: A New Testament Amos?

By William M. Tillman, Jr., T. B. Maston Professor of Christian Ethics, Logsdon School of Theology, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX.

 

429    James Theocentric Christianity: An Opportunity for Christian-Muslim Conversation?

By Christopher Church, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN.

 

 

Expository Words

 

439   Deaf, Dumb and Blind Churches: James Meets The Who (Jas 2:14-17)

By Bert Montgomery, Pastor of University Baptist Church, Starkville, MS,  and Adjunct Instructor of Sociology and Religion, Mississippi State University

 

445    The Heart of the Law: Love Your Neighbor (Jas 2:8-13)

By Joel Weaver, Senior Lecturer in Christian Scriptures , George W. Truett Theological Seminary,  Baylor University, Waco, TX.

 

453   Profit or People First? An Examination of Jas 4:13-16

By Charles Toby” Ziglar, Graduate Student Recruitment Manager, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

 

Words About Recent Books

 

461   Edited by Robert R. Ellis, Associate Dean and Phillips Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Logsdon School of Theology, Hardin- Simmons University, Abilene, TX.

 

 

Indexes

 

473   Books Received    Books Reviewed