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The Resource A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation, Justo L. González

A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation, Justo L. González

Label
A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation
Title
A brief history of Sunday
Title remainder
from the New Testament to the new creation
Statement of responsibility
Justo L. González
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this accessible historical overview of Sunday, noted scholar Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present. After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, González looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide. Readers of this book will rediscover the joy and excitement of Sunday as early Christians celebrated it and will find fresh, inspiring perspectives on Sunday amid our current culture of indifference and even hostility to Christianity. -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
263/.309
Index
index present
LC call number
BV111.3
LC item number
.G66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation, Justo L. González
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background : pre-Christian calendars -- Part 1 : Before Constantine -- Naming the days -- When to meet -- The significance of the first day of the week -- Christian practices on the first day of the week -- Part 2 : From Constantine to the end of antiquity -- Constantine and the new imperial policy -- Changes in Christian worship -- Laws regarding the Lord's day -- Christian views on the Sabbath -- Part 3 : The Middle Ages -- A new Sunday piety : from feast to funeral -- A day to pray and to play -- Aquinas on Sunday and Sabbath -- Part 4 : The Reformation and beyond -- The Reformation -- British puritanism and the Sabbath -- Seventh-day Sabbatarianism -- The continuation of Puritan Sabbatarianism -- Secularization and renewal
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780802874719
Lccn
2017003984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960091153
Label
A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation, Justo L. González
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background : pre-Christian calendars -- Part 1 : Before Constantine -- Naming the days -- When to meet -- The significance of the first day of the week -- Christian practices on the first day of the week -- Part 2 : From Constantine to the end of antiquity -- Constantine and the new imperial policy -- Changes in Christian worship -- Laws regarding the Lord's day -- Christian views on the Sabbath -- Part 3 : The Middle Ages -- A new Sunday piety : from feast to funeral -- A day to pray and to play -- Aquinas on Sunday and Sabbath -- Part 4 : The Reformation and beyond -- The Reformation -- British puritanism and the Sabbath -- Seventh-day Sabbatarianism -- The continuation of Puritan Sabbatarianism -- Secularization and renewal
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780802874719
Lccn
2017003984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960091153

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