He and three other disciples asked Jesus about his prophecy that the Temple would be torn down (Mark 13:3-4).Andrew brought a boy with two fish and five barley loaves to Jesus, who multiplied them to feed 5,000 people (John 6:8-13).Philip and Andrew brought some Greeks to Jesus who wanted to meet him (John 12:20 … Saint James, also called James, The Lord’s Brother, (died ad 62, Jerusalem; Western feast day May 3), a Christian apostle, according to St. Paul, although not one of the original Twelve Apostles. For the Jews slew him, although he was a most just man.»". Jesus said to them, 'Where you are, you are to go to James the Just, for whose sake heaven and earth came into existence'. And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren. In describing James's ascetic lifestyle, Eusebius's Ecclesiastical History (Book II, 23) quotes Hegesippus' account of James from the fifth book of Commentaries on the Acts of the Church: James, the Lord's brother, succeeds to the government of the Church, in conjunction with the apostles. The name Thomas, in fact, is an Aramaic equivalent of the Greek word Didymus, which means “twin.” Thomas was allegedly Jesus’ identical twin, otherwise known as Jude (Mark 6:3), or Didymus Judas Thomas. The Epistle of James has been traditionally attributed to James the Just since 253, but, according to Dan McCartney, it is now common for scholars to disagree on its authorship.. , According to a passage found in existing manuscripts of Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews, (xx.9) "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James" met his death after the death of the procurator Porcius Festus but before Lucceius Albinus had assumed office (Antiquities 20,9) – which has been dated to 62. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. This worries the Jewish leaders, who beg James to speak to the crowds…, The Jewish leaders take James to the summit of the temple, where the crowd can see and hear him, and cry out in a loud voice, “We are all bound to obey you, as you are just. To explain this, Jerome first tells that James the Less must be identified with James, the son of Alphaeus, and reports in his work The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary the following: Do you intend the comparatively unknown James the Less, who is called in Scripture the son of Mary, not however of Mary the mother of our Lord, to be an apostle, or not? But he is not killed, so the leaders start stoning him. Both brothers were characterized by zeal, passion and ambition. Apostle Thomas was a brother of Jesus, and that Thomas is the best candidate for the Beloved Disciple.5 James Tabor goes even farther and asserts, “This is perhaps the best-kept secret in the entire New Testament. "Origen twice asserts that Josephus said that the destruction of Jerusalem occurred because of what was done to James. For example, both Judas and Jude are English are translations of the Greek name Ιουδας. Hegesippus' account varies somewhat from what Josephus reports and may be an attempt to reconcile the various accounts by combining them. [note 2], Roman tradition holds that this James is to be identified with James, son of Alphaeus, and James the Less. Josephus gives us a nice external confirmation of what we read in the gospels, Acts and epistles … And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. 1 Corinthians 15:7 specifically names James as one to whom Jesus appeared after His Resurrection. Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-c. 215), Tertullian (c. 160 -c. 220), and Helvidius (c. 380) were among the theologians who thought that Mary had children other than Jesus. In the list of the disciples found in the Gospels, two disciples whose names are James, the son of Alphaeus and James, son of Zebedee are mentioned in the list of the twelve disciples: (Matthew 10:1–4). The life of James shows us the power of the Resurrection. In the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and Lutheran Church, James, brother of Jesus and martyr is commemorated on October 23. Josephus and Paul tell us one of Jesus’ brother’s name was James. In this case, James was one of Joseph's children from his previous marriage and, therefore, Jesus' stepbrother.  Raymond E. Brown also argues that "the immediate context favors a lack of future implication here, for Matthew is concerned only with stressing Mary's virginity before the child's birth". Then this combined feast transferred to May 3 in the current ordinary calendar. Some apocryphal gospels testify to the reverence Jewish followers of Jesus had for James. James is one of the 120 filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the day the Church begins (Acts 2:1-4). [note 3] In Paul's account of his visit to Jerusalem in Galatians 1:18–19, he states that he stayed with Cephas (better known as Peter) and James, the brother of the Lord, was the only other apostle he met. James then pronounces his judgement, a compromise. Some scholars argue these brothers, especially James, held positions of special honor in the early Christian church.  Despite this, some biblical scholars tend to distinguish them; this is also not Catholic dogma, though a traditional teaching. Riddle, M.B., "Introductory Notice To Pseudo-Clementine Literature", Ernest Cushing Richardson and Bernhard Pick, eds. Unity in the Church is a priority for James, as he repeatedly admonishes Christians to stop judging each other, (James 2:12-13, 4:11-12) control their tongues and tempers, (James 1:19-20, 3:2-12) and set aside the envy and selfish ambition that cause disorder, conflict, and quarrels (James 3:14-4:2) . Less than ten years later, when Paul visits Jerusalem, he meets with two church elders: Peter and James, the brother of Jesus. Specifically, it appeared that the inscription had been added recently and made to look old by addition of a chalk solution. Proponents of this identification argue that the writers of the Synoptics would have called this Mary, simply, "the mother of Jesus" if she was indeed meant to be the mother of Jesus, given the importance of her son's crucifixion and resurrection: they also note that the mother of James and Joses is called "Maria", whereas the mother of Jesus is "Mariam" or "Marias" in Greek. His authority and wisdom are respected, and his judgement is fair and beneficial to both parties. This became the ruling of the Council, agreed upon by all the apostles and elders and sent to the other churches by letter.  Jerome (5th century) quotes the non-canonical Gospel of the Hebrews: 'Now the Lord, after he had given his grave clothes to the servant of the priest, appeared to James, for James had sworn that he would not eat bread from that hour in which he had drunk the Lord's cup until he should see him risen from the dead.' A variant on this is presented by James Tabor, who argues that after the early and childless death of Joseph, Mary married Clopas, whom he accepts as a younger brother of Joseph, according to the Levirate law. When Paul arrives in Jerusalem to deliver the money he raised for the faithful there, it is to James that he speaks, and it is James who insists that Paul ritually cleanse himself at Herod's Temple to prove his faith and deny rumors of teaching rebellion against the Torah (Acts 21:18ff). Only James is addressed by name (6:20), and James is the more dominant of the two. The Author of the Book of James. Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as well as some Anglicans and Lutherans, teach that James, along with others named in the New Testament as "brothers"[note 1] of Jesus, were not the biological children of Mary, but were possibly cousins of Jesus, or half-brothers from a previous marriage of Joseph (as related in the Gospel of James). The Dead Sea Scrolls have been interpreted to refer contemporaneously to James as "the Righteous Teacher" in the Habakkuk Pesher by Robert Eisenman.. James: An Apostle--Son of Zebedee and Salome: Brother of John and a Fisherman. 1, p. 363. They lived in Bethsaida and Capernaum and were fishermen before he was called by Jesus to be one of the disciples. As most scholars consider them spurious, they are often ascribed to Pseudo-Hippolytus. James: An Apostle: The Brother of Judas. "[note 7]. This man was a true witness to both Jews and Greeks that Jesus is the Christ. And he departed, and went into another place. This would make James the cousin of Jesus. A Mary is also mentioned as the mother of James, the younger and of Joseph in the Gospel of Mark: Some women were watching from a distance. insist that James was a "perpetual virgin" from the womb, a term which according to Robert Eisenman was later converted to his mother, Mary.  James the Less (or James the Younger) — his mother is someone called Mary, but he is mentioned only once, in Mark 's crucifixion narrative in Mark 15:40 . A "James" is mentioned in Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 15:7, as one to whom Jesus appeared after his resurrection: 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures; At the last historical mention of James in the Bible, he is rejoicing at the Gentiles who have become part of the family of God and is instructing Paul to take steps to mend division in the Church. When he later writes the Epistle of James, he introduces himself not as the brother of Jesus or a leader of the church but as simply, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (James 1:1). "The Brethren of the Lord." and John 7:5 says, "Even his own brothers did not believe in him.". They shout to the people, “Oh dear! It mentions at least two different people named James. Proud member
He kneels down and asks God to forgive the Jews. Others, such as K. Beyer, point out that Greek ἕως οὗ (until) after a negative "often has no implication at all about what happened after the limit of the 'until' was reached". His faith would soon be put to the test. Only one apostle escaped dying for his faith and that was, ironically, his brother, the Apostle John. Robert Esenman, James the Just in the Habakkuk Pesher. The author of the Epistle of Jude notes that he is a brother of James in that epistle's opening paragraph. "Origen appreciates Josephus by noting that he has 'researched on the cause of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple' and concludes that Josephus is 'not far from the truth' in concluding that the reason for the calamity was the assassination of James the Just by the Jews", in "Origen and Josephus" by Wataru Mizugaki, in Louis H. Feldman, Gohei Hata (editors), Schaff, Philip (1904) Henry Wace "A Select library of Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church" BiblioBazaar, Early centers of Christianity § Jerusalem, Learn how and when to remove this template message, visit of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to the Temple of Jerusalem, Episcopal Church of the United States of America, List of biblical figures identified in extra-biblical sources, "Saint-James. ", ... threw down the just man... [and] began to stone him: for he was not killed by the fall; but he turned, and kneeled down, and said: "I beseech thee, Lord God our Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.". Golan denied the charges against him. James is still head of the church at Jerusalem 14 years later when Paul returns to settle the issue of which Jewish laws apply to Gentile believers. All rights reserved. The Gospel of Thomas relates that the disciples asked Jesus, after his resurrection and before his Ascension, "We are aware that you will depart from us. The only other person in the New Testament who talks this much about social inequality is Jesus Himself. Paul mentions meeting James "the Lord's brother" (τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ κυρίου) and later calls him one of the pillars (στύλοι) in the Epistle to the Galatians Galatians 1:18-2:10: Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.  Furthermore, the Greek words adelphos and adelphe were not restricted to the meaning of a literal brother or sister in the Bible, nor were their plurals. According to Philip Schaff in 1904, this account by "Hegesippus has been cited over and over again by historians as assigning the date of the martyrdom to 69," though he challenged the assumption that Hegesippus gives anything to denote such a date. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” (James 1:2). Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. , Hegesippus (2nd century), in the fifth book of his Commentaries, mentions that James was made a bishop of Jerusalem but he does not mention by whom: "After the apostles, James the brother of the Lord surnamed the Just was made head of the Church at Jerusalem.". After Joseph's first wife died, many years later when he was eighty, "he took Mary (mother of Jesus)". (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) The argument was that the destruction was a consequence of divine retribution because of what was done to James" in, John Painter.  Josephus does not mention in his writings how James was buried.. (Ben Witherington suggests what is meant by this was that James's bones were taken by the early Christians who had fled from Jerusalem). The Encyclopædia Britannica relates that "James the Lord's brother was a Christian apostle, according to St. Paul, although not one of the original Twelve Apostles. Also mentioned, but not named, are sisters of Jesus. Jesus has carried her through some difficult waters, and her heart's desire is for the hurting to know His love and mercy. James was Jesus’ brother. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, James is commemorated as "Apostle James the Just, brother of Our Lord", and as such, multiple days are assigned to his feasts. But other of the Apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.» (Galatians 1:18-19) And in the same Epistle «And when they perceived the grace that was given unto me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars,» (Galatians 2:9):F.15. In two small but potentially important works of Hippolytus, On the Twelve Apostles of Christ and On the Seventy Apostles of Christ, he relates the following: And James the son of Alphaeus, when preaching in Jerusalem was stoned to death by the Jews, and was buried there beside the temple. James's name always appears first in lists, which suggests he was the eldest among them. The gospels mention James, the son of Zebedee, who was the brother of John.  According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, he is not, however, identified with James the Great, although this is disputed by some. Matthew 13:55-56 names Jesus’ brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas and mentions sisters (plural), so He had at least six siblings. The New Testament describes James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon as brothers of Jesus. Jude the apostle, also referred to as Jude of James, Judas of James, Thaddeus, Judas Thaddeus, and Lebbaeus was one of the twelve main disciples of Jesus Christ.Some scholars believe he is the same person as Jude, brother of Jesus, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the Epistle of Jude.. On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. Jerome's opinion suggests an identification of James the Just with the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus; Clopas and Alphaeus are thought to be different Greek renderings of the same Aramaic name Khalphai. Like his brother, James minces no words. Matt Erickson writes that Hegessipus, a 2nd century Christian, wrote that James was often found alone in the temple on his knees begging for God to forgive the Jews and that he spent so much time on his knees in prayer that they “became hard like those of a camel.” His life bore evidence that he believed what he wrote about prayer in James 5:16. A launderer takes the club used to beat clothes and hurls it at James’ head, and the just one finally dies. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.  The High Priest Hanan ben Hanan (Ananus ben Ananus) took advantage of this lack of imperial oversight to assemble a Sanhedrin (although the correct translation of the Greek synhedrion kriton is "a council of judges"), who condemned James "on the charge of breaking the law", then had him executed by stoning. On the other hand, another Mary is mentioned as the mother of a James and of a Joseph in the Gospel of Matthew and in the Gospel of Mark: When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. The Synoptics mention his name, but provide no further information. , James the Just was "from an early date, with Peter, a leader of the Church at Jerusalem and from the time when Peter left Jerusalem after Herod Agrippa's attempt to kill him, James appears as the principal authority who presided at the Council of Jerusalem.". The ossuary was exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, late that year; but on June 18, 2003, the Israeli Antiquities Authority published a report concluding, based on an analysis of the patina, that the inscription is a modern forgery. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. In the first verses of the Epistle of James, as at the Jerusalem Council, James skips the long-winded greetings and blessings and cuts straight to the point. James is presented a principal author of the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15.  Rather, something like "sons of the mother of Jesus" would have been used to indicate a common mother. , One argument supporting this view is that it would have been against Jewish custom for Jesus to give his mother to the care of John (who is not at all suspected to be a blood relative of Jesus) if Mary had other living sons. Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Jude? The historian Josephus places James’ death during a time of transition between two Roman governors, signifying a probable date of 62 AD. He died as a martyr in AD 62 or 69. Some argue that James the brother of Jesus and Jesus’ disciple James, son of Alphaeus might be the same person. (1886), "The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The twelve patriarchs, Excerpts and epistles, The Clementina, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac documents, Remains of the first ages", C. Scribner's Sons, pp. John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Take thy stand, then, upon the summit of the temple, that from that elevated spot thou mayest be clearly seen, and thy words may be plainly audible to all the people. Known as James the Just and Old Camel Knees, James led the church at Jerusalem until his violent death in AD 62. and are not his sisters here with us? , James, the brother of Jesus, was also stoned to death by the Jews. " However, on March 14, 2012, Golan was declared not guilty of all charges of forgery, though with the judge saying this acquittal "does not mean that the inscription on the ossuary is authentic or that it was written 2,000 years ago" and "it was not proven in any way that the words 'the brother of Jesus' necessarily refer to the 'Jesus' who appears in Christian writings. Your gold and silver are corroded. Gentile believers are not to be burdened with Jewish laws but are to abstain from four things likely to make fellowship between Jewish and Gentile believers difficult. The modern scholar Robert Eisenman, however, is of the belief that Luke, as a close follower of Pauline Gentile Christianity, sought to minimise the importance of Jesus' family by whatever means possible, editing James and Jesus' brothers out of the Gospel record. So James and the other "brothers" of Jesus are considered by many to be Jesus's younger half-brothers, born of Mary and Joseph. , The Apocryphon of James, the sole copy of which was found in the Nag Hammadi library and which may have been written in Egypt in the 3rd century, recounts a post-resurrection appearance of the risen Christ to James and Peter that James is said to have recorded in Hebrew.  There is no mention of James in the Gospel of John or the early portions of the Acts of the Apostles. His headship of the Church at Jerusalem is a model of just, unifying, steadfast servant leadership. These mythicist arguments are just plywood-brittle. The speech James gives in Acts 15:13-21 is simple, clear, and to the point. The only Catholic doctrine which has been defined regarding the "brothers of the Lord" is that they are not biological children of Mary; thus, Catholics do not consider them as siblings of Jesus. However, even if Hegesippus is wrong about that detail, we still know from the gospel accounts that James is the son of Alphaeus/Cleophas and a different Mary, and not the son of Mary (mother of Jesus) and Joseph. To resolve this confusion and division, James suggests that Paul demonstrate that he still considers himself Jewish and abides by the Law by participating in a purification ritual and paying for four other men to do the same (Acts 21:17-26). Vol. James: An Apostle: Witness of Christ's Resurrection. The just one is praying for us!”.  According to the apocryphal First Apocalypse of James, James is not the earthly brother of Jesus, but a spiritual brother who according to the Gnostics "received secret knowledge from Jesus prior to the Passion". He sits in heaven, at the right hand of God, and will return on the clouds of heaven.” Many of the people are convinced then and there that Jesus is the Resurrected Lord and start praising Him on the spot. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. James: An Apostle: The Brother of Joses. Mary of Nazareth and Mary of Clopas also need not be literally sisters, in light of the usage of the said words in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 'brethren') according to the New Testament. The most obvious way of interpreting Galatians is that Paul is referring to Jesus’ flesh-and-blood brother. He allows them to fully express all their opinions, concerns, and arguments. But let us go up and throw him down, that they may be afraid, and not believe him. Apart from a handful of references in the synoptic Gospels, the main sources for the life of James the Just are the Pauline epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, and Eusebius and Jerome, who also quote the early Christian chronicler Hegesippus and Epiphanius. John the Apostle is one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. Clement of Alexandria (late 2nd century) wrote in the sixth book of his Hypotyposes that James the Just was chosen as a bishop of Jerusalem by Peter, James (the Greater) and John: "For they say that Peter and James and John after the ascension of our Saviour, as if also preferred by our Lord, strove not after honor, but chose James the Just bishop of Jerusalem. The identification of James as the son of Alpheus was perpetuated into the 13th century in the hagiography the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Varagine..  It is agreed by most that he should not be confused with James, son of Zebedee.. According to the BBC, "when the police took Oded Golan into custody and searched his apartment they discovered a workshop with a range of tools, materials, and half finished 'antiquities'.  Jerome asserts in his tract The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary, as an answer to Helvidius, that the term first-born was used to refer to any offspring that opened the womb, rather than definitely implying other children.  Jerome wrote the same: "James... after our Lord's passion... ordained by the apostles bishop of Jerusalem..." and that James "ruled the church of Jerusalem thirty years". , Mary of Clopas is suggested to be the same as "Mary, the mother of James the younger and Joses", "Mary the mother of James and Joseph" and the "other Mary" in Jesus' crucifixion and post-resurrection accounts in the Synoptic Gospels. Interpretation of the phrase "brother of the Lord" and similar phrases is divided between those who believe that Mary had additional children after Jesus and those who hold the perpetual virginity of Mary (Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestants, such as many Anglicans and some Lutherans). Seeing his dead brother walking and talking, James believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God sent to save people from their sins. This is after Jesus healed a man who had been disabled for 38 years, (John 5:2-9) fed 5,000 men with a boy’s lunch (John 6:5-14), and walked on water (John 6:16-21). He also records that when James and the other elders approved his ministry to the Gentiles, the one thing they asked was that he remember the poor. From the moment he encounters Jesus the Risen Lord, James is whole-heartedly devoted to serving Him and His Church. Less than ten years later, when Paul visits Jerusalem, he meets with two church elders: Peter and James, the brother of Jesus. He drank no wine or other intoxicating liquor, nor did he eat flesh; no razor came upon his head; he did not anoint himself with oil, nor make use of the bath. He proclaimed the gospel after Jesus' resurrection and was the first apostle to be martyred for his faith. " According to protestant theologian Philip Schaff, James seems to have taken the place of James the son of Zebedee, after his martyrdom, around 44 AD. And a little further on the Lord says, 'bring a table and bread.' In the extant lists of Pseudo-Hippolytus of Rome, Dorotheus of Tyre, the Chronicon Paschale, and Dimitry of Rostov, he is the first of the Seventy Apostles though some sources, such as the Catholic Encyclopedia, state that "these lists are unfortunately worthless". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Debate rages between the Judaizers, who demand that Gentile Christians be circumcised and observe all the laws God gave the Israelites, and Paul and Peter, who insist that Gentiles don’t need to become Jews to follow Jesus (Acts 15:1-12). The main exception is Andrew. (Acts 12:17). James, along with the others named "brothers" of Jesus, are said by others to have been Jesus' cousins. The Pauline epistles, from about the sixth decade of the 1st century, have two passages mentioning a James. (Acts 21:17–18), The Synoptic Gospels, similarly to the Epistle to the Galatians, recognize a core group of three disciples (Peter, John and James) having the same names as those given by Paul. “You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). The bishop of Salamis, Epiphanius, wrote too in his work The Panarion (AD 374-375) that "...James (brother of Jesus) was Joseph's son by Joseph's first wife, not by Mary..." He adds that Joseph became the father of James and his three brothers (Joses, Simeon, Judah) and two sisters (a Salome and a Mary or a Salome and an Anna) with James being the elder sibling. For many bore the name of James; but this one was holy from his mother's womb. Thus there is much confusion among Biblical scholars even today. For we all listen to thy persuasion; since we, as well as all the people, bear thee testimony that thou art just, and showest partiality to none. Fragment X of Papias (writing in the second century) refers to "James the bishop and apostle". Josephus, at least, has not hesitated to testify this in his writings, where he says, «These things happened to the Jews to avenge James the Just, who was a brother of Jesus, that is called the Christ. Vespasian's siege and capture of Jerusalem delayed the selection of Simeon of Jerusalem to succeed James. He is the younger brother of James, another disciple and is widely held to be the author of several books within the New Testament. John also mentions the "sister" of the mother of Jesus, often identified with Mary of Clopas due to grammar. That James was killed (Acts 12:2) before the Jerusalem Council led by James the brother of Jesus. What are doing? Catholic, Assyrian, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Lutherans believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary, as did the Protestant leaders Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Wesley and their respective movements; John Calvin believed it was The New Testament mentions several people named James. James not only urges compassion and care for the poor, he elevates and honors them. 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