The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day by Sigve K. Tonstad

By Sigve K. Tonstad

within the misplaced that means of the 7th Day, Sigve okay. Tonstad recovers the profound and foundational figuring out of God that may be skilled within the 7th day. He exhibits that Scripture has always asserted that the Sabbath of construction is the Sabbath of the full tale of the way God makes correct what has long past improper within the world.
Tonstad argues that the 7th day is the logo of God’s faithfulness accurately whilst God’s presence appears doubtful. He demonstrates how God, throughout the 7th day, seeks the good thing about all construction. unavoidably, this ends up in an research of the way this common image turned obscured.

This sweeping paintings of biblical theology and historic research strains the 7th day because it is woven all through Scripture and the historical past of Christianity. Its twenty-seven chapters examine, between different issues, the connection of the 7th day to freedom, to social judgment of right and wrong, to the “greatest commandment,” and to the enigmatic “rest that remains.” Tonstad engages the movement clear of the 7th day in early Christian background, the approach in medieval Christianity, and the sobering long term implications prime all of the option to the Holocaust and the ecological crises in our time.

The misplaced which means of the 7th Day will interact, light up, galvanize, and eventually encourage readers who take pleasure in a major paintings provided in a method that's “luminous” and a “delight to read.”

“This can be a vintage! actually a magnum opus at the Sabbath, it really is this generation’s so much whole and insightful paintings at the subject. not just does it fulfill the educational theologian with its clean views, however it additionally creatively stocks useful gem stones that might encourage a lay believer.”

Lawrence T. Geraty, President Emeritus, los angeles Sierra University
Past President, American faculties of Oriental Research

“Usually i've got difficulty interpreting for a protracted interval such enormous tomes as this, yet Tonstad’s writing is so stimulating that I couldn’t placed the publication down! Tonstad is a grasp of either biblical exegesis and historic scholarship. I heartily suggest this publication to all who love God and the Sabbath Day and to all who yearn to develop in that love.”

Marva J. sunrise, writer of holding the Sabbath entirely and firstly GOD
Teaching Fellow in non secular Theology, Regent College

“Sigve Tonstad’s wide-ranging research of biblical instructing concerning the Sabbath bargains clean, provocative readings of texts from around the entirety of the canon, whereas always enticing the simplest contemporary scholarship. the result's a luminous, deeply encouraging ebook that beckons readers to appreciate the 7th day as a party of God’s gracious paintings of construction and God’s devoted purpose to revive and heal all that's broken.”

Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of latest Testament
The Divinity college, Duke University

“Sigve Tonstad combines cautious biblical theology with an insightful unfolding of heritage to bare the tale in the back of the tale, good trained through a huge variety of severe literature. All this is often accomplished with a literary finesse that makes it a pride to learn regardless of the rigor of a lot of the theological discourse. each pastor and theologian may still learn this ebook. it's going to rework the considering on an issue of big biblical significance.”

Edwin Reynolds, Professor of latest testomony and Greek
Southern Adventist University

“This ebook is a huge and severe remedy of the Sabbath, a important biblical subject. rather than facing criticisms usually leveled opposed to the Sabbath, Sigve okay. Tonstad successfully develops biblical and theological teachings of the Sabbath. as well as facing subject matters readers anticipate, the writer additionally explores topics frequently no longer addressed. This e-book merits a cautious reading.”

Nikolaus Satelmajer, Editor, Ministry
International magazine for Pastors

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