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The Market Day of the Soul

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  6 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, 210 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries (first published September 1st 1983)
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Nov 04, 2014 Heath rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 11, 2013 Matthew Anderson rated it liked it
Shelves: religion, books-i-own
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.
Luke Evans
Nov 17, 2009 Luke Evans rated it did not like it
This book is excessively dry, boring, and unhelpful. It was a complete waste of about 4 hours of my life.
Gabriel Barnes
Excellent little scholarly work on the Puritan view of the Sabbath! I highly recommend this to anyone!
Jeff Rottman
Jan 06, 2010 Jeff Rottman rated it liked it
A very intriguing issue, however the book was not what I expected. I'd like a more exegetical look into the matter.
Sep 22, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it
Read long long ago. I think it was very good.
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