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I’m not proposing or interpreting anything. Read:

“8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. “ (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Can’t get any plainer than that. Its just as explicit as James. You can “Interpret” it away but you could just as easily re-interpret James.

If the church itself contradicts the inspired scripture via the eternal virginity of Mary despite her scriptural evidenced bearing of several brothers of Jesus, then why the concern over the face value disagreement between Paul & James?