Sabbatarianism is the belief that the Old Testament law of the Sabbath applies to Christians. Beyond consecrating one day of the week to the worship of God and refraining from "servile" labor, sabbatarians insist that Christians should also abstain from commerce and secular amusements on the Sabbath. Sabbatarianism applies to either a Saturday or Sunday Sabbath. Insofar as sabbatarians seek to enshrine their religious convictions in law, Sabbatarianism has implications for Church-State relations, e.g. in the form of blue laws.
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The Bible Sabbath Association
Non-denominational organization to promote fellowship and cooperation between Seventh-Day Sabbath keepers. Sells the Directory of Sabbath-Observing Groups. Includes articles.
Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines, or, Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath?
Seeks to illuminate Calvin's actual teaching on Sabbath observance and recreation by unraveling the origins of an anecdote about John Knox supposedly finding Calvin bowling on the Lord's Day.
Definition of the term. Distinguishes between strict or literal sabbatarianism, which can only apply to the seventh-day sabbath, and semisabbatarianism, which transfers the demands of the sabbath to Sunday.
Historical information on Sabbatarianism, in particular, the English Sabbatarians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Defines Sabbatarianism as a rigorist conflation of the Christian Sunday with the Jewish Sabbath, devotes attention to Seventh-Day Sabbatarianism as well.
1923 article from an Ontario newspaper about the hubbub caused by a suggestion to allow children to use a municipal swimming pool during a heat wave.
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