Friendship and Benefaction in James (Paperback)

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Friendship and Benefaction in James (Paperback)

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Employing social description, social scientific models, and rhetorical analysis, Alicia J. Batten argues that the letter of James is conversant with the topic of friendship within Greek and Roman literature, as well as within various texts of early Christianity. She illustrates how James drew upon some of the language and concepts related to friendship with an intriguing density to advocate resistance to wealth, avoidance of rich patrons, and reliance upon God.

Product Details ISBN: 9781628371888
ISBN-10: 1628371889
Publisher: SBL Press
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2017
Pages: 232
Language: English