Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

James 2 :14-26; James 3:1-12; James 3:13-18; 1 Peter 2:1-17; Hebrews 6:4-6; Hebrews 10:26-31; Matthew 4:21; Matthew 10:2; Matthew 17:1; Mark 10:35; Mark 13:3; Luke 9:54; Acts 12:2; Matthew 10:3; Acts 1:13; Mark 15:40; Luke 6:16; 1 Corinthians 15:7; Galatians 1:19; Matthew 13:55; Acts 12:17; Acts 15:13; Acts 21:18; Galatians 2:9,12; Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40; John 19:25;


This dissertation has attempted to underscore, not only the fact that James has in 3:13-18 a classic passage on the fruits of true wisdom, contrasted by the fruits borne by the wisdom which is from beneath, but also the call to self-examination on the part of those who are engaged actively in the work of the Church to determine honestly before God whether or not they are living and working with that humble spirit which promotes true peace between God and man, on the one hand, and man and his fellows, on the other.

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