Taught by Craig L. Blomberg, Mariam Kovalishyn

In this course, you’ll explore the entire book of James, passage-by-passage, with Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kovalishyn. You’ll discover insights into the background and meaning of the text and learn how the book’s messages fit within a broader biblical-theological context.

Course Details

  • 13 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 4 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • James

12 Month Access
$199.99 USD

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Course Description

Scholars Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kovalishyn use the historical, theological, and literary elements of James to guide their interpretation of this often-overlooked early Christian text.

Each unit of the course examines the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on the three key themes of (1) trials and temptation, (2) wisdom and speech, particularly with a view to obedience, and (3) wealth and poverty.

Meet Your Instructors

Craig L. Blomberg

PhD., University of Aberdeen

Craig L. Blomberg is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures.

Mariam Kovalishyn

PhD, University of St. Andrews

Mariam Kovalishyn is assistant professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver. She has published a number of articles in books and journals and is currently working on another commentary on James for the Story of God series, and a biblical theology of social justice for Zondervan, as well as a commentary on 1 and 2 Peter.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • James 1:1-11

  • James 1:12-18

  • James 1:19-27

  • James 2:1-13

  • James 2:14-26

  • James 3:1-12

  • James 3:13-18

  • James 4:1-12

  • James 4:13-17

  • James 5:1-12

  • James 5:13-20

  • The Theology of James

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