James 2:18-26 (ESV)
But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.  You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!  Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?  You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;  and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"— and he was called a friend of God.  You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.  And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?  For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
I suppose this can be reconciled to Romans etc. Often though it isn’t. the attempt isn’t even made most of the time. And I don’t think I want to at this point. Paul says “we are justified by faith apart from works of the law.”(Rom. 3:28) That doesn’t mean that faith is without works. But that really isn’t the problem. Luther determined this text was not apostolic based on the use of the example of Abraham. Scripture pronounces its judgment of Abraham as righteous long before he offered Isaac on the altar. I’m sorry, but I have a hard time running with this passage and accepting it as apostolic. I can be charitable towards James, merciful in my judgment of him, I understand what he is trying to say. I just think he would have chosen better words if he was an apostle led by the Holy Spirit.