A Few More Sunday Books. -- By: W. E. Barton

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 050:198 (Apr 1893)
Article: A Few More Sunday Books.
Author: W. E. Barton


A Few More Sunday Books.

W. E. Barton

Boston, Mass

We have not undertaken a complete bibliography of Sabbath Literature, but are glad to supplement the list of books already given with brief references to a few others worthy of mention.

A book that deserves to be better known in America is “Four Essays on the Sabbath,”6 which was published in Scotland a few years ago. The four essays are those which received the prizes of the Sabbath Alliance of Scotland, and contains studies of the themes, by the respective authors following; “Our Rest Day: Its Origin, History, and Claims,” by the Rev. Thomas Hamilton, A. M., Belfast; “Heaven Once a Week,” by the Rev. W. C. Wood, A. M., of Boston; “The Sabbath: Scripturally and Practically Considered,” by the Rev. James Orr, D. D., of Hawick; and “Some Aspects of the Sabbath Question,” by “A Member of the College of Justice, Edinburgh.” The volume contains a preface by Andrew Thompson, D. D., and is valuable.

We have had inquiries concerning works treating of the Sunday closing of the World’s Columbian Exposition. We do not know that any such work has appeared. No reports or addresses have been published by Congress up to the time of writing this notice, excepting in the Congressional Record, The pamphlet containing notes of the hearing on the Sunday Rest Bill7 covers much of the same ground and may be had without charge. Rev. Alonzo T. Jones, who represented the Seventh Day Adventists before that committee, not being entirely satisfied with his speech as it appears in the above document, having been at times deflected from the course of his argument by some of the one hundred and sixty-nine interruptions of Senator Blair, has amplified his argument and published it in a pamphlet by itself.8 The same publishers that issue the above, issue also another pamphlet entitled “Church and State,” by James T. Ringgold of the Baltimore bar. It is too controversial to be entirely fair in its claim that a union of Church and State exists in America, We believe, however, that Christians who observe the first day of the week cannot too emphatically condemn the laws by which, in Tennessee and Arkansas, conscientious men who observe the seventh day have been prosecuted for working quiedy upon the first.9

The Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society issued, a few years ago, a book of “Sabbath Essays,” being the addresses delivered before the Massachusetts Sabbath Conventions in 1879. The address which excited most controversy wa...

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