Sabbath as Resistance

Sabbath as Resistance

Saying No to the Culture of Now

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"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.
Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780664239282
0664239285
Branch Call Number: 263.1 BRUEG
Characteristics: xvii, 89 pages ; 21 cm

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