Thank you I was about to ask what other literature related to James you recommend. I've seen references to Shepherd of Hermas, the Secret Book, and Pseudo-Clementine writings. Any others?
Well at least the discussion is intellectual. We're mostly discussing facts. For me history, an understanding of the past, is tied into my faith. We are blessed to have access to writings from hundreds or thousand of years ago, from cultures all around the world. Reading awakens the intellect, our critical thought-process. It's disappointing when religious minded people put little effort into study (of even their own faith). Turn off the TV and pick up a book- you will never go back!
I agree though we're bringing up several discussions that can be continued later. All Christian talk leads to the Faith vs Works thread lol. I started your writing "The Knowledge of Evil", and hope to comment in the GOT thread. I plan on continuing research into what we discussed and will post again. Salut!