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Sunday/Sabbath
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1. a) In most Western societies where Christianity has been the dominant religion for a long time, Sunday has a special place as a ‘day off.’ As a day of rest and pause from labor, however, Sunday is not very old. In societies defined by the sowing, cultivating, and reaping of nutrients, season and weather govern the rhythm of work and rest. Animals must always be cared for: feeding, milking, and carrying out the dung must be…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Sunday/Sabbath”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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