School of Divinity
Religion: Biblical Studies
New Perspective, James, Theology, Biblical Studies, N.T. Wright, James D. G. Dunn, E. P. Sanders
Biblical Studies | History of Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scott, Zach M., "The New Perspective on Paul and the Correlation with the Book of James" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 692.
The New Perspective on Paul is a new theory of how to interpret the Pauline epistles through the lens of first century Judaism. Three of the leading scholars that hold to the New Perspective are E.P. Sanders, James D.G. Dunn, and N.T. Wright. These men have done their best to defend the New Perspective of Paul, but have not adequately used, or explained the arguments set forth in the book of James, specifically found in James 2:14-26. The New Perspective fails to either give an analysis of James through the proposed lens of the New Perspective, or show how the book of James affects the New Perspective on Paul overall.