Teaching on the Sinking Titanic (Talpiot in Sunday School) – link fixed

This morning I diverted the attention of my Sunday School class away from James and in the direction of the whole Jesus family tomb controversy. I am confident that none in the class would doubt their faith on account of this documentary. Still, I wanted to do my best to put some information in their hands that they could use in conversations with family and friends about the controversy. I put together a one-page outline of the controversy and some of the counter arguments. Of course I am indebted to Drs. Bock, Bauckham, Witherington, Heiser, Goodacre and all the other bibliobloggers who have posted on the subject for their invaluable responses to the documentary.

For what it’s worth, you can download the PDF here. (Link now fixed.)

Please note that this document is extremely laconic in details as it is only an outline.

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV)

Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James, by Dean Deppe still available…

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 ddeppe@calvinseminary.edu or send a note to:

Dean Deppe
1731 Ridgemoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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 ddeppe@calvinseminary.edu or send a note to:

Dean Deppe
1731 Ridgemoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Jesus’ influence on James at Café Apocalypsis

Alan Brady has posted about the influence of Jesus on the Epistle of James on his blog, Café Apocalypsis. It’s a great post. For those of you with access to a library, one of the most useful treatments of the topic is by Deane B. Deppe, “The Sayings of of Jesus in the Epistle of James.” Unfortunately this is a privately published dissertation and it is not widely available (WorldCat only lists 23 libraries that have it). Also worth mentioning are James and the Q Sayings of Jesus by Hartin and The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James by Wachob. Bauckham also treats the topic in James: Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage, pgs. 74-93.

Update (7.16.06): I forgot to mention some articles as well: