Written with the average church member in mind, this pastoral commentary on the Epistle of St James offers readers a clear explanation of the Saint's influential letter. Quotations from church fathers and parallel expressions from Scripture create a methodology consistent with Orthodox tradition.
By also using hymns and texts from the Orthodox liturgical services, the author supplies deeper and broader contexts for familiar biblical verses. The book is appropriate for personal and group biblical study and for spiritual guidance and edification, and serves also as a useful aid to pastors in teaching and in the preparation of homilies.
His Eminence DMITRI is the former Archbishop of Dallas and the South of the Orthodox Church in America, and author of five previous SVS Press books.
Rod Dreher, a member of the Orthodox Church since 2006, is a writer, critic and journalist, the author of Crunchy Cons, and the Beliefnet blog of the same name; he is now Director of Publications for the Templeton Foundation.