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Author Brueggemann, Walter.

Title Sabbath as resistance : saying no to the culture of now / Walter Brueggemann.

Publication Info. Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    263.1 BRU    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 89 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents Sabbath and the First Commandment -- Resistance to anxiety (Exodus 20:12-17) -- Resistance to coercion (Deuteronomy 5:12-14) -- Resistance to exclusivism (Isaiah 56:3-8) -- Resistance to multitasking (Amos 8:4-8) -- Sabbath and the Tenth Commandment.
Summary "Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. In this book, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows readers how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. He offers world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance"--Back cover
Subject Sabbath.
Rest -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 9780664239282 (alk. paper)

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