Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

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By (author) Walter Brueggemann

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  • Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 124 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 218mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville
  • ISBN 10: 0664239285
  • ISBN 13: 9780664239282
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 22,750

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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 volume, 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. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.

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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of articles.