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The Market Day of the Soul

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This is a reprinting of Dennison's book on the Sabbath as understood by the Puritans. Dennison originally wrote this book as a thesis at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for the late Dr. John H. Gerstner, and it was published in 1983. We have retypeset it from its original edition. In this book, painstakingly researched from original sources, Dennison shows the differing vi ...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries (first published September 1st 1983)
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The title is the best part of the book. Other than a passing reference to Bayly's actual quotation (from which the title comes), however, there is no clear attempt made to prove that the Christian Sabbath is 'the market day of the soul.'

The book is a fairly helpful overview (a very broad one at that), and compiles a great list of references regarding Puritan writings on the Sabbath. Those are its good qualities, and the reason why I give it three stars. Yet if offers zero in regards to an actua
Matthew Anderson
As a historical survey of opinions on the matter of the Sabbath, this book is interesting, if a bit dry and repetitive. It does not deal with what the Bible has to say on Sabbath observance, however, but rather follows the changing of human opinion on the matter from roughly 1532 to 1700.
Jeff Rottman
A very intriguing issue, however the book was not what I expected. I'd like a more exegetical look into the matter.
Luke Evans
This book is excessively dry, boring, and unhelpful. It was a complete waste of about 4 hours of my life.
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