March 16, 2006

Sabbath as Liberation

At the Baylor Christian Ethics Center there is a series of articles on the Sabbath. In the study guide Richard Lowery writes: ?By celebrating a hoped for world of abundance, self-restraint, and mutual care, the Bible?s sabbath traditions critiqued ancient royal-imperial systems that created scarcity, overwork, and gross economic inequality,?

The Bible Sabbath is a critique of the “always trying to get more” mindset of our world. It reminds us that our worth is not determined by what we do or how much we do, but simply by being created by a loving Creator.

While the faulty assumption behind much of this work is that Sunday takes on some of the meaning of the Sabbath for Christians, it is still interesting and profitable to see theological treatments of the Sabbath.

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