This is specially a question for my Protestant/Lutheran brothers,
Luther rejected the Epistle of James (among others), and based his entire theology on a Bible without that epsitle in it.
Now, since Protestants today don’t reject the Epistle of James, Luthers theology ought to be flawed in their view, since it’s based on an incomplete Scripture. Yet I still hear Luther’s teachings being preached almost as he would’ve done it himself, and Luthers books are considered almost authoritative in my church.
I acutally admire Luther a bit for being frank… he found that his theology contrasted with James, and he threw out James rather than just pretending there was no conflict. He read what he saw and he got offended by it… fine. But Lutherans today seem to try and twist James into saying something that fits right into Luthers theology.