The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day
Sigve K. Tonstad recovers the profound and foundational understanding of God that can be experienced in the seventh day. He shows that Scripture has consistently asserted that the Sabbath of Creation is the Sabbath of the whole story of how God makes right what has gone wrong in the world. This sweeping work of biblical theology and historical analysis traces the seventh day as it is woven throughout Scripture and the history of Christianity. “Sigve Tonstad’s wide-ranging study of biblical teaching about the Sabbath offers fresh, provocative readings of texts from across the entirety of the canon, while constantly engaging the best recent scholarship. The result is a luminous, deeply encouraging book that beckons readers to understand the seventh day as a celebration of God’s gracious work of creation and God’s faithful intent to restore and heal all that is broken.” –Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University “Usually I have trouble reading for a long period such massive tomes as this, but Tonstad’s writing is so stimulating that I couldn’t put the book down! Tonstad is a master of both biblical exegesis and historical scholarship. I heartily recommend this book to all who love God and the Sabbath Day and to all who yearn to grow in that love.” –Marva J. Dawn, author of Keeping the Sabbath Wholly and In the Beginning GOD; Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology, Regent College
Andrews University Press
Berrien Springs, MI
Tonstad, Sigve K., "The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day" (2009). Biblical Studies. 4.