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The Sabbath in the Early Church

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Book or monograph S. Bacchiochhi, From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity. Rome: Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, 1971.
On-line Resource Roger T. Beckwith & W. Stott, This Is the Day: The Biblical Doctrine of the Christian Sunday in Its Jewish and Early Church Setting. London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1978.
On-line Resource Roger T. Beckwith, "The Daily and Weekly Worship of the Primitive Church," The Evangelical Quarterly 56.2 (Apr.-June 1984): 65-80. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
On-line Resource Roger T. Beckwith, "The Daily and Weekly Worship of the Primitive Church. Part II," The Evangelical Quarterly 56.3 (July-Sept. 1984): 139-158.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book Aecio E.Cairus, "Clement of Alexandria and the Lord's Day," Andrews University Seminary Studies 40.2 (2002): 273-276.
Book or monograph Carson, ed.: From Sabbath to Lord's DayD.A. Carson, ed. From Sabbath to Lord's Day: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Investigation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982. Reprint: Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Lrd., 2000. Pbk. ISBN: 1579103073. pp.444. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource L. Coleman, "Historical Sketch of the Christian Sabbath," Bibliotheca Sacra 1 No. 3 (1844): 526-551.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Francis Henry Colson, The Week: An Essay on the Origin and Development of the Seven-Day Cycle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1926. Reprint: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1974. Hbk. ISBN: 0837169402 . pp.126. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph P. Cotton, From Sabbath to Sunday. Bethlehem: Times Publication Company, 1933.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Sabbath: Saturday or Sunday? A Review Article," Restoration Quarterly, Vol. 23 (1980): 172-181.
Book or monograph Early Christians SpeakEverett Ferguson, Early Christians Speak, 3rd edn. Abilene: ACU, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 0891120459. pp.67-79. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Heschel: The SabbathAbraham J. Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1975. Pbk. ISBN: 0374512671. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Paul K. Jewett, The Lord's Day: A Theological Guide to the Christian Day of Worship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971. Pbk. ISBN: 0000555967. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book S.R. Llewelyn, "The Use of Sunday For Meetings of Believers in the New Testament:," Novum Testamentum 43.3 (2001): 205-223.
Book or monograph Willy Rordorf, Sunday: The History of the Day of Rest and Worship in the Earliest Centuries of the Christian Church. Philadelphia: Westminster / London: SCM Press, 1968. ISBN: 0334015464. pp.336. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Kenneth A. Strand, "Tertullian and the Sabbath," Andrews University Seminary Studies 9.2 (1971): 129-146.
Book or monograph Wilfred M. Swartley, Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation. Scottdale: Herald, 1983. Pbk. ISBN: 0836133307. pp.368. See Chapter 2. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Herold Weiss, "The Sabbath in the Writings of Josephus," Journal for the Study of Judaism 29.4 (1998): 363-390.
Article in Journal or Book N.H.Young, "The Use of Sunday For Meetings of Believers in the New Testament: A Response," Novum Testamentum 45.2 (2003): 111-122.

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