Essay on Analysis of Literary Context

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Running head: ANALYSIS OF LITERARY CONTEXT Analysis of Literary Context James O. Montford, Jr. Grand Canyon University: (BIB 355) August 24, 2011 Analysis of Literary Context The intent of this paper is to analyze the literary context of the book of James, by giving an outline and summary of each chapter found in the book of The Epistle of James. This paper will give historical background and cultural information for the purpose that James the author wrote the book. This paper will attempt to tie in James 2:8-11 into the overall context of the book to find how and why James felt that these three verses were important to the entire book. The Epistle of James The letter takes its name from its author James the…show more content…
Greetings and Salutations 1:1 i. The Joy and Wisdom found in Trails and Testing 1:2-1-11 ii. Overcoming Temptation 1:12-1:27 James in chapter one want the reader to understand that there will test and trials. You must believe in the wisdom of God that patience will build a godly character in the life of those that believe. The product of your faith works in the essence of true religion. A. Chapter Two i. The Dangers of Partiality 2:1-13 ii. Faith and Works in the life of a Christian 2:14-26 James in chapter two want his readers to understand that all are equal in Christ; the rich and the poor are two treated the same. James then wish that his readers understand that faith without works is dead. The lifestyle of a believer must combine the two that of the rich and that of the poor to have a godly lifestyle. The Old Testament shows a good example that the Christian faith is justified by works A. Chapter Three i. The Untamable Tongue 3:1-12 ii. Two Types of Wisdom 1:13-18 James describes in this chapter that the tongue is a very powerful entity of a believer and it must be control. James uses several examples to demonstrate how power the tongue can be and the fruit that the tongue produces. James closes that chapter with heavenly wisdom
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