Item description for James (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Daniel M. Doriani...
Overview With 59 commands in 108 verses, the epistle of James has an obvious zeal for law. In his imperatives, James directly communicates the royal law, the law of King Jesus (2:8). Thus, the hasty reader will not see much of the gospel in James. But as Doriani reveals in his insightful commentary, the double mention of God's grace at the rhetorical climax of the book shows that the gospel of James is the message of God's grace for sinners.
Publishers Description Finds the gospel of grace in the book's climax. James, which resembles wisdom and prophetic genres, is a meditation on the teachings of Jesus.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Reformed Expository Commentary
ISBN 087552785X ISBN13 9780875527857
Availability 0 units.
More About Daniel M. Doriani
A pastor, Dan Doriani was formerly Professor of New Testament and Dean of Faculty at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He maintains a wide variety of scholarly and pastoral interests and frequently speaks at church conferences around the country.
Daniel M. Doriani currently resides in St. Louis, in the state of Missouri. Daniel M. Doriani was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about James (Reformed Expository Commentary)?
Very Impressed Apr 16, 2007
Let me start off by stating two facts that might completely undercut my review in your eyes. I am not a pastor, educator, etc... I am completely a lay person, and secondly I have never read any other commentary. For all I know every other commentary in the world is superior to this one.
With that out of the way I just wanted to say that I very much enjoyed this commentary, and it impressed me enough to buy another book in the series. The book is about two hundred pages long, spaced out into chapters of idealogical themes within James. And maybe it's because I'm not a pastor, but one thing that just jumped out at me was how accessable it was. It might be that it's just the subject matter, but I found this book to be very devotional in nature. After a chapter of God judging those who partake in favoratism, say they'll do things and don't, etc... there was always plenty to reflect on and repent of.
One thing I appreciated about this series is that he used the ESV, NASB, and NIV, but gave reasons why each was used, or used all three so you could compare. He didn't just say avoid the Nearly Inspired Version, when he thought the NIV was wrong he'd go into why, another time when he thought the NIV was the only one that got it right he'd go into why. It was an interesting side issue that never bogged down the work.
The whole book read like a sermon from an excellent pastor, I feel like I have a much better grasp of the book of James after reading this, and would highly recommend it to anyone. As a side note I really didn't find, with the exception of one paragraph, anything that was strictly Reformed in perspective, which is just due to the nature of James. The upside of that is that it can be loaned to my Armenian friends without restarting a giant argument.
Was very pleased with this and if the others in the series are as good as this one, I think we've got a great new powerful resource to draw off of.