James the Just in History and Tradition: Perspectives of Past and Present Scholarship (Part II)

  title={James the Just in History and Tradition: Perspectives of Past and Present Scholarship (Part II)},
  author={Matti Myllykoski},
  journal={Currents in Biblical Research},
  pages={11 - 98}
  • M. Myllykoski
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Currents in Biblical Research
Part I of this article, published in CBR 5.1 (pp. 73-122), includes a general introduction to the scholarship on James the Just, discussion on James and the family of Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus' resurrection and the leadership of James, and a detailed survey on scholarly opinions concerning the so-called apostolic council and the conflict at Antioch (Acts 15 and Gal. 2). Part II of the article focuses on the study of traditions concerning James's ritual purity, his martyrdom, and succession… 

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