Course: Letter of James

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Course title Letter of James
Course code KTEO/KLJA
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pavelčík Július, ThLic. Th.D.
Course content
1.Letter of James the history of research: the important commentaries and studies. 2. Theological themes of the letter. 3. Social and ethical aspects of the letter. Reading and interpretation of the letter: 4. Jam 1:1-18 5. Jam 1:19-27 6. Jam 2:1-13 7. Jam 2:14-26 8. Jam 3:1-12 9. Jam 3:13-18 10. Jam 4:1-12 11. Jam 4:13-5:6 12. Jam 5:7-20

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Thorough acquaintance with the Letter of James, its literary and theological characteristics and its historical background.
A deeper knowledge of the Letter of James and related themes.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation, a report on the given theme.
Recommended literature
  • BALZ, H. ? SCHRAGE, W.. Die ?Katholischen? Briefe. Die Briefe des Jakobus, Petrus, Johannes und Judas. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1980.
  • BAUCKHAM, R. James. Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • DAVIDS, P. H. The Epistle of James. A Commentary on the Greek Text. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1983.
  • DIBELIUS, M. Der Brief des Jakobus. 11. Auflage. Herausgegeben von und ergänzt von Heinrich Greeven. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1964.
  • FRANKEMÖLLE, H. Der Brief des Jakobus. Kapitel 1. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1994.
  • FRANKEMÖLLE, H. Der Brief des Jakobus. Kapitel 2-5. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1994.
  • HARTIN, P. J. James. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2003.
  • HOPPE, R. List Jakubův. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2001.
  • JOHNSON, L. T. The Letter of James. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  • LAWS, S. A commentary on the epistle of James. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1980.
  • MARTIN, R. P. James. Waco, Texas: Word Books, 1988.
  • MCKNIGHT, S. Letter of James. Grand Rapids, Michigan / Cambridge, U. K.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2011.
  • MUßNER, F. Der Jakobusbrief. Freiburg/Basel/Wien: Herder, 1987.
  • POPKES, W. Der Brief des Jakobus. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2001.
  • SOUČEK, J. B. Dělná víra a živá naděje. Výklad epištoly Jakubovy a první epištoly Petrovy. Praha: Kalich, 1968.
  • TRSTENSKÝ, F. Komentár k Jakubovmu listu. Svit: Katolícke biblické dielo, 2010.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Teacher of Religion and Ethics (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter