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Published: 14 November 2008

336 Pages

ISBN: 9780195370195

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A Day Apart

How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Find Faith, Freedom, and Joy on the Sabbath

Christopher D Ringwald

Here is the first book to examine the Sabbath in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A marvelously readable book, it describes the three weekly holy days--the Muslim Juma on Friday, the Jewish Shabbat on Saturday and the Christian Lord's Day on Sunday--and introduces us to three families, including Ringwald's own, and shows how they observe the holy day and what it means to them. The heart of the book recounts the history of the Sabbath, ranging from the Creation story and Moses on Mount Sinai to the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the modern weekend.

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