A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

Justo L. Gonzalez

A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation
A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

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In this accessible historical overview of Sunday, noted scholar Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present.

After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, González looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide.

Readers of this book will rediscover the joy and excitement of Sunday as early Christians celebrated it and will find fresh, inspiring perspectives on Sunday amid our current culture of indifference and even hostility to Christianity.

Pages: 176
Publisher: Eerdmans
Published: 2017
ISBN-10: 0802874711
ISBN-13: 9780802874719

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