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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Romans 12:1; 1 John 4:11; James 2:10; James 1:23; James 1:23; James 4:1-2; James 4:15; James 2:8-17; James 1:5; Proverbs 2:3-6; James 4:6; Proverbs 3:34; James 5:20; Proverbs 10:12; Exodus 20:21-24; Micah 2:2; Micah 3:1-3; Isaiah 5:8; Jeremiah 5:26-28; Psalm 9:9-10; Psalm 86:1-4; James 5:1-6; Isaiah 40:6-8; Leviticus 19:18; James 2:23; James 1:2; James 1:7-8; James 1:19; James 1:13; James 1:27; James 2:2-4; James 3:10; Psalm 132:15-16
This study of the epistle of James arose out of a pastoral concern that members of the Christian community live their Christian discipleship. James is marked by its vigorous concern for Christians living a godly life; at the same time it raises a problem. The problem is that there is no motive immediately evident with which James encourages its readers to godly living--certainly nothing as evident as "by the mercies of God" (Rom. 12:1) or "if God so loved us" (1 John 4:11). The purpose of this study is to discover what the epistle's motive for Christian living is.
Dorn, Paul H., "The Motive for the Christian Life According to the Epistle of James" (1972). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 397.
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