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A day apart : how Jews, Christians, and Muslims find faith, freedom, and joy on the Sabbath

Author: Christopher D Ringwald
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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The Sabbath is the original feast day, a day of joy and freedom from work, a holy day that allows us to reconnect with God, our fellows and nature. Now, in a compelling blend of journalism, scholarship and personal memoir, Christopher D. Ringwald examines the Sabbath from Creation to the present, weaving together the stories of three families, three religions and three thousand years of history. A Day Apart is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ringwald, Christopher D.
Day apart.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006026028
(OCoLC)71004138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Ringwald
ISBN: 9780195347425 0195347420 0199708363 9780199708369
OCLC Number: 131029660
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages)
Contents: From Sinai to Sunday: the Holy Day in three religions and three families --
The birth of the Sabbath: from creation to Mount Sinai and into the Promised Land in 1100 BCE --
The fight for the Sabbath: from the monarchy to Jesus and the age of the rabbis: 1000 BCE to 200 CE --
The Lord's Day: Easter to 1600 --
Islam's Day of Judgment --
Citizens and Sabbatarians: 1600 to 1890 --
The Sabbath defeated, reborn, converted: 1890 to the present --
The window on eternity --
Give me a break: work, rest, equality, play, and place --
The promise of peace: sharing the Holy Day.
Responsibility: Christopher D. Ringwald.

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In a compelling blend of journalism, scholarship, and personal memoir, Ringwald examines the Sabbath from Creation to the present, examining for the first time the Sabbath in Judaism, Christianity,  Read more...

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