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The Letter of James [PNTC] emphasizes James's creative use of Hellenistic Jewish traditions in his exposition of practical Christianity. Moo introduces the letter in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explains the disciple's message to its first readers and to today's church---spiritual wholeness while also addressing James' unique usage of Jesus' teaching as found in the Gospel of Matthew. Academic and accessible, scholarly and sensitive.
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Review 1 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Excellent Commentary

Date:January 3, 2013
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I was required to purchase this book for a seminary course, and the commentary was excellent. I expect nothing less from Dr. Moo. It is easy to read, as well as thorough intellectually. I know that I will put this volume to use again when I teach anything from the epistle of James.
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Review 2 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Date:September 16, 2010
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Katherine
I really appreciate how thoroughly Moo addresses the relevant issues in an engaging and scholarly way. He questions the NIV translation where necessary, has good discussion in his word studies, and has a great introduction. Good focus on the central theme of spiritual wholeness.
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Review 3 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Date:August 14, 2007
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Rick Squires
This commentarty will be of great use if you are interested in a somewhat technical resource. Moo devotes a lot of attention to language and translation. This is a solid tool for analyzing the text. However, if you are looking for something of a devotional nature you'll want to go elsewhere (such as Wiersbe's commentary).
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Review 4 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Date:September 1, 2001
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Raul Goulden
Moo has put together an excellent treatment of James. This was an interesting read, and I'm sure it will remain a valuable resource in my library.
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Review 5 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Date:December 6, 2000
The Pillar New Testament Commentary series is one of my favorites and I look forward to each new publication. Douglas Moo has exceeded all of my expectations with this new commentary on the letter of James. It is thorough, clear and comprehensive. Moo provides excellent background material, all of the most plausible interpretations of difficult passages with an exaustive presentation of his own interpretation, and thoughtful application. The introduction is just tremendous. I came away from this one with a much better understanding of James' epistle!
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Review 6 for The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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Date:May 23, 2000
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Rick Billingsley
Your selection of Academic Books is wonderful. I am writing a commentary on James and I was hoping I would find this in your selection. Thanks.
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