Deppe’s “Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James” for sale!

Dean Deppe, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary has a limited number of hard bound copies of his dissertation for sale.

Deppe’s dissertation is on “The Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James” and it has been cited by scholars as one of the most important works on James’ use of Jesus’ teachings in the Epistle. For instance, Richard Bauckham notes:

“Deppe’s very thorough study (unfortunately not easily accessible and so not used by most scholars writing subsequently) probably takes this method of approach to the relationship between James and the Gospels as far as it can be taken” (see pg. 117 in “James and Jesus” [pgs. 100-137 in The Brother of Jesus: James the Just and His Mission; eds. B. Chilton & J. Neusner; Louisville, KY: W/JKP, 2001]).

I’ve noticed that according to Open WorldCat, only 23 libraries own the text.

The details are as follows:

The sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James / Dean B. Deppe.
299 p. ; 26 cm.
Chelsea, Mich. : Bookcrafters, 1989.
Thesis completed at Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam, 1989.

Dr. Deppe is offering copies of the dissertation for $25.00, plus $5.00 shipping & handling.

To order a copy, contact Dr. Deppe at or send a note to:

Dean Deppe
1731 Ridgemoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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