Synopsizing the Epistle of James as the “Gospel of Common Sense,” Charles F. Deems provides practical exegesis that emphasizes the entailment of responsibility within Christianity.
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It speaks for itself, and if read will be valued and held tenaciously as by one that findeth great spoil.
—The Methodist Review
Charles F. Deems (1820–1893) was educated at Dickinson College before becoming the pastor of the Methodist church at Asbury, New Jersey in 1840. Deems later went on to become a professor of rhetoric at the University of North Carolina, professor of natural sciences at Randolph Macon College, and president of Greensbro Female College. Charles F. Deems was notable for founding the American Institute of Christian Philosophy.