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.
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.
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.
Non-denominational organization to promote fellowship and cooperation between Seventh-Day Sabbath keepers. Sells the Directory of Sabbath-Observing Groups. Includes articles.
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