This course surveys the letter of James chapter-by-chapter discussing its structure, meaning, purpose, and significance through the lens of René Girard’s theory of mimetic desire and the scapegoat mechanism.
Read the Letter of James and complete assignments.
Class 1: Introduction and reading of James
Class 2: Chapter 1
Class 3: Chapter 2
Class 4: Chapter 3
Class 5: Chapter 4
Class 6: Chapter 5