REL 253: Study Guide 34
Jas 1.27: what do you make of this definition? Cf. other passages in James containing similar ideas; cf. Matt & Paul.
Pay special attention to Jas 2 and the use of Abraham. Compare Jas 2 with Gal 3 & Rom 4. How does James's use of Abraham compare with Paul's use?
Are there traces of Mosaic egalitarianism & ethics in James? What other NT book does James sound like? In James 2.14–26 is the author rejecting or correcting Paul? Compare Mt 7.12–29 (esp. 21ff.) & Rom 10 (esp. 9–13).