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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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(53) It had been argued that the exception in the law (that enabled smaller retail operations to open on Sunday if they closed on Saturday) should have included all retail stores, regardless of size, operated by Saturday Sabbatarians. In holding that the exception was not unduly narrow, the Chief Justice was clear that the state should be given considerable latitude in deciding both the necessity and scope of an exception.
Based upon the Fourth Commandment, and a literal reading of such Old Testament passages as Exodus 20:8-11 and Isaiah 18:13-14, Sabbatarians like Beecher viewed the Sabbath as a divinely ordained institution and as an earthly type of eternal rest.
(1) The controversy in which Hull participated was only one of many that flared up in the city, repeating a scene played out across the country as Sabbatarians made their stand against the desecration of the Lord's Day.
(30) Bones for Sabbatarians to Pick, Haverfordwest, Jane Potter, 1859, pp.
Sabbatarians complained vociferously about what one meeting of Protestant clergy called a "so widespread and injurious influence" and another described as an activity "dissipating and injurious to the spiritual and right observance of the Lord's day." (4) The condemnation of newspaper activity on the first day of the week has been noted, usually in passing, by historians.
In fighting against the real threat of a legally established National Day of worship, these Sabbatarians had to fight for their liberty on a daily basis.
Sabbatarians hoped that if the shops were shut and entertainment opportunities curtailed then the empty pews would be filled.
At the beginning of the century Sabbatarians failed to keep local post offices from opening on Sundays.
was a repository for all sorts of crackpot notions and secret societies--the Know-Nothings and the Sons of Sam and the anti-Masons, the Sabbatarians and the Prohibitionists.
But the Waldensians, encouraged by the Scots, held to the forms shaped by their own traditions and the Swiss Reformation, though they were almost equally resistant to Scots pressures to turn them into sabbatarians. They sometimes held dances on Sunday evenings and had been known to cut morning services short to let young men away for shooting competitions.
Whenever I dream of living in a society with a greater respect for its Sabbatarian past--a fantasy I entertain only with anxiety, since Sabbatarians have a long history of going too far--I think of something two rabbis said.