Perspectives on the Sabbath

Perspectives on the Sabbath


By Christopher John Donato (Editor); Charles P. Arand (Contribution by); Craig L. Blomberg (Contribution by)

B&H Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780805448214, 420pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011


Perspectives on the Sabbath presents in point-counterpoint form the four most common views of the Sabbath commandment that have arisen throughout church history, representing the major positions held among Christians today. Skip MacCarty (Andrews University) defends the Seventh-day view which argues the fourth commandment is a moral law of God requiring us to keep the seventh day (Saturday) holy. It must therefore remain the day of rest and worship for Christians.

Jospeh A Pipa (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) backs the Christian Sabbath view which reasons that ever since the resurrection of Christ, the one day in seven to be kept holy is the first day of the week.

Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) supports the Fulfillment view which says that since Christ has brought the true Sabbath rest into the present, the Sabbath commands of the Old Testament are no longer binding on believers.

Charles P. Arand (Concordia Seminary) upholds the Lutheran view that the Sabbath commandment was given to Jews alone and does not concern Christians. Rest and worship are still required but not tied to a particular day.

About the Author
" "Christopher John Donato " is senior associate editor of "Tabletalk "magazine, a devotional reader that exists to help explain important doctrines and events that shape the church while encouraging people to reflect the image of Christt in both word and deed. He lives in Lake Mary, Florida.

Craig L. Blomberg tiene un doctorado del Nuevo Testamento de la Universidad Aberdeen en Escocia, una maestria de la Escuela Trinity Evangelical Divinity y una Licenciatura de la Facultad Agustana. Es miembro del cuerpo docente en el Seminario de Denver y tambien fue profesor en la Facultad Palm Beach Atlantic. Ademas, ha sido autor y coautor de varios libros, entre ellos De Pentecostes a Patmos. Craig, su esposa Fran y sus dos hijas residen en Centennial, Colorado.