Dean Deppe, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary still has a few 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]).
When I first announced that Deppe’s book was available, I noticed that according to WorldCat, only 23 libraries owned the text. Since that post, at least 11 libraries have purchased copies for their own shelves. There are only a few copies left for purchase.
The details of publication 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.
Open Worldcat Record
Dr. Deppe is offering copies of the dissertation for $25.00, plus $5.00 shipping & handling.
To order a copy, contact Dr. Deppe at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note to:
1731 Ridgemoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506