Paul H. Dorn

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

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.

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