Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Every One is talking about James

Yet no one has addressed these questions!

How was James, a relative of Jesus, sufficiently rehabilitated to become the leader of the Jerusalem community of the followers of Jesus?

Does James exhibit a theology of the cross?

What is the significance, if any, of the mosaic of allusions appearing in the letter?

Did James consider himself to be the High Priest?

Is James related in any way to Lucan studies? If there is a connection, it is a possibility, previously discussed on this blog, that James is the unknown disciple depicted in the Lucan periscope, On the Road to Emmaus. In writing the previous sentence, I realized that I almost wrote Damascus instead of Emmaus and realized that there are striking parallels in the two events. There is neither mention in James of the death and resurrection nor any mention that Jesus died for the sins of mankind.

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