One of the most challenging New Testament books, James presents many historical, theological, and textual problems. Ralph Martin tackles each one in order and with scholarly precision. He provides detailed textual notes, places the epistle historically, and engages the theological controversies raised by this often maligned epistle.
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Ralph P. Martin was a New Testament professor at the University of Manchester and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Worship in the Early Church, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ephesians, Colossians, & Philemon, and coedited Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.