Building on the One Foundation with Straw: Martin Luther and the Epistle of James

Timothy J. Wengert

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2015

Issue: James (Vol. 35, No 3, Summer, 2015)

Most know of Martin Luther’s criticism of the Letter of James; fewer perhaps know that Luther preached on James several times and praised it for driving “God’s law hard.” Still, for Luther, James fails the ultimate test of scriptural authority by failing to “push Christ."

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