This blog is devoted to discussing the pursuit of eternal life.
Discussion and participation by readers is desired,
but contributions should correlate to the book,
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology
of Perseverance & Assurance

Thomas R. Schreiner
& Ardel B. Caneday

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

For ACT3 Forum Attenders, and Anyone Else

Here is an article for ACT3 Forum attenders on James 2:14-26 to ponder. In light of Professor Norman Shepherd's lectures on November 1-3, last week, reflect upon and critique "Faith without Works does not count before God! James 214-26" by Professor Thorwald Lorenzen of Rüschlikon, Switzerland. To read the article for free, during the month of November, you will need to register here first.

To whet your interest, here are a few lines from the author's concluding remarks.
The Exegesis has shown beyond doubt that James is very critical of faith alone and insists that works are necessary for salvation. This raises many problems. Has James departed from the Pauline and Protestant emphasis that salvation comes by faith alone? If this is so, should this have consequences for the canonical status of James? What does it say about theology and preaching as such if two authors at different times and in different situations can say things which are apparently contradictory?

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