Hebrews and James

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 128 pages

For believers who have grown weary or disillusioned with their Christian commitment, the letter to the Hebrews offers much practical assistance. In this day of dwindling church attendance and clergy burnout, a new reading of Hebrews offers an encouraging, renewed understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ. The letter of James deals primarily with the social and practical aspects of Christianity, reminding the reader that Christian faith touches every aspect of life. One of the most useful books in the New Testament, its concerns are grounded in day-to-day questions: how do we live? what should we live? and what are the implications of Christian faith for our lives? This epistle will challenge and encourage modern readers in search of a life of integrity.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

 

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Contents

A Call to Maturity
33
A Priest Forever
41
A Perfect Sacrifice
47
The New Covenant
53
1122
61
Concluding Exhortations
67
2025
76
Trials and Temptations
91
Beware of Discrimination
100
Taming the Tongue
109
Wealth and Poverty
118
Works Cited
127
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Hebrews
Earl S. Johnson, Jr.
Limited preview - 2008

About the author (1996)

Frances Taylor Gench is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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