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Sabbatarians,

persons who insist upon strict observance of Sunday as the SabbathSabbath
[Heb.,=repose], in Judaism, last day of the week (Saturday), observed as a rest day for the twenty-five hours commencing with sundown on Friday. In the biblical account of creation (Gen. 1) the seventh day is set as a Sabbath to mark God's rest after his work.
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. Societies promoting Sabbatarian objectives include the Lord's Day Alliance of the United States and the Lord's Day Observance Society in England. In the United States, Sabbatarian laws, known as blue laws, which bar certain business and sporting activities on Sunday, are still effective in many states and localities. The term is also applied to those who observe the seventh day (Saturday) as the Sabbath, such as certain AdventistsAdventists
[advent, Lat.,=coming], members of a group of related religious denominations whose distinctive doctrine centers in their belief concerning the imminent second coming of Jesus (see Judgment Day).
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 and the Seventh-Day BaptistsSeventh-Day Baptists,
Protestant church holding the same doctrines as other Calvinistic Baptists but observing the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath. In the Reformation in England the observance was adopted by many, and in the 17th cent.
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The ET accepted that Mrs Mba genuinely and deeply held religious beliefs, but it also considered that her sabbatarian belief was not a "core component of the Christian faith", i.e.
(20.) On efforts to introduce Sabbatarian reform in England, see James L.
Beginning in 1855, a series of meetings was held in Battle Creek in order to achieve what James White called "gospel order." For the next eight years, Sabbatarian Adventists gathered to debate such issues as the acceptance of Ellen White's prophetic gifts, financial support for ministers, the propriety of tithing, and even an appropriate name.
(5.) Primitive Apostolic Christianity (Sabbatarian).
(41) More than just a cartoonist, Bengough was a lecturer, labour reformer, and Sabbatarian, and his activities did not fail to attract attention to his illustrations, and by the time Grip met its demise in 1894, the Telegram was a year or so into its stride of producing daily front-page cartoons.
Thus Communists in British Society suggests that the analogy is apt, because whilst 'first of all it conveys the importance of ritual, belief and belonging in the identity of British communism, it also hints at empty pews or Sabbatarian pieties not always reconcilable with daily routines'.
Further, Calvin was not a prohibitionist or strict sabbatarian. His remuneration package when he returned to Geneva in 1542 included a large wine allowance and he first met John Knox during a friendly game of bowls in Geneva on a Sunday afternoon.
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The American Sabbatarian tradition--which prohibited Sunday work, disruption of the peace, and various unseemly activities like sports, gambling, and entertainment--dates back to the country's colonial origins.
"I think that it is very brave of him to challenge the sabbatarian and social prejudices of some of his neighbours, and to raise the profile of homo-sexuality in Lewis, even if he didn't know he was being observed."
The Leisure Hour, and even more so The Sunday at Home, reflected the much larger sabbatarian movement, devoted to preserving Sunday as a day of rest and of religious observance.
Catherine's parish in Spanish Town wrote that he could "assure you Lordship a considerable Number of the Parishioners constantly and religiously attend." (53) Though usually lacking the Sabbatarian rigor of their New England cousins, residents of Barbados, Jamaica, and South Carolina set the Lord's Day aside as a special one in the week.