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Title Keeping the Sabbath wholly : ceasing, resting, embracing, feasting / Marva J. Dawn.
Author Dawn, Marva J.
Publication Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., [1989]
Copyright date ©1989
Description xv, 217 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 263.3 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-217).
Summary According to Dawn, the phrase "going to church" both reveals and promotes bad theology: it suggests that the church is a static place when in fact the church is the people of God. The regular gathering together of God's people for worship is important--it enables them to be church in the world--but the act of worship is only a small part of observing the Sabbath. This refreshing book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships.
Contents Ceasing work -- Ceasing productivity and accomplishment -- Ceasing anxiety, worry, and tension -- Ceasing our trying to be God -- Ceasing our possessiveness -- Ceasing our enculturation -- Ceasing the humdrum and meaninglessness -- Spiritual rest -- Physical rest -- Emotional rest -- Intellectual rest -- Aids to rest -- Social rest -- An ethics of character -- Embracing intentionality -- Embracing the values of the Christian community -- Embracing time instead of space -- Embracing giving instead of requiring -- Embracing our calling in life -- Embracing wholeness--Shalom -- Embracing the world -- Feasting on the eternal -- Feasting with music -- Feasting with beauty -- Feasting with food -- Feasting with affection -- Feasting and festival -- Sabbath ceasing, resting, embracing, and feasting -- Appendix : a few suggestions for rituals to begin and end the Sabbath day.
Subject Ten commandments -- Sabbath.
Ten commandments. (OCoLC)fst01356139
Sabbath. (OCoLC)fst01102941
Sunday. (OCoLC)fst01138620
ISBN 0802804578 (pbk.) :
9780802804570 (pbk.) :

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