Robert J. Foster’s book The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James (Mohr Siebeck 2014) has been reviewed by Herbert W. Bateman IV in the latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Volume 59, No. 1 — March 2016). Foster’s book is a revised version of his PhD thesis completed in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof David Allen and Dr Charlotte Hempel.
This is the first review of Foster’s book and we congratulate Foster on such a positive reception of his work. Bateman concludes his review of the book with the glowing summary that ‘Foster’s work is an excellent read that offers a compelling reason for why the letter of James and the author’s appeals to Abraham, Rahab, Job, and Elijah should be read on James’s terms and in isolation from Paul’.
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And Robert J. Foster’s book is available to buy from the publisher here.