James as Wisdom Literature

What kind of salvation is James about? Shawn Lazar argues that James is New Testament wisdom literature, similar to the book of Proverbs. James was not telling unbelievers how to be eternally saved, but writing to believers about how to be saved from life’s trials.



Shawn Lazar (BTh, McGill; MA, VU Amsterdam) was the Editor of Grace in Focus magazine and Director of Publications for Grace Evangelical Society from May 2012 through June 2022. He and his wife Abby have three children. He has written several books including: Beyond Doubt: How to Be Sure of Your Salvation and Chosen to Serve: Why Divine Election Is to Service, Not to Eternal Life.

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