"James, Soteriology, and Synergism"

Bibliographic Information: 

Alexander Stewart, "James, Soteriology, and Synergism," TynBul 61 (2010): 293-310.

The history of interpretation of James has often focused on what James teaches concerning salvation in 2:14-26, and has neglected other soteriological language in the book. This study will begin by investigating the soteriological synergism of faith and works in James 2:14-26, but will proceed by examining several other ways James describes the necessary, human response to God’s saving initiative throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.

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