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|Title:||Sabbath, Jubilee, and the Repair of the World|
|Authors:||Hurkmans, William Robert|
|Keywords:||Sabbath;Jubilee;themes;Israel's identity;contemporary discipleship;Arts and Humanities;Religion;Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion;Arts and Humanities|
|Abstract:||<p>The ancient themes of Sabbath and Jubilee are woven throughout the biblical narrative and form the basis of the Israel's identity under Yahweh. Four threads in particular - the release of slaves, the forgiveness of debts, the fallowing of land, and the redistribution of capital - create the ethical backbone of God's people. These themes were amplified by the prophets and assumed by Jesus Christ himself as the content and thrust of his kingdom proclamation. Following Jesus, the early church implemented these Sabbath and Jubilee practices in their communities. Thus, the challenge today is for Christians to recapture these ancient laws as a guide to contemporary discipleship. As well, churches must be willing to envision their ministry and mission in light of this long overlooked Sabbath-Jubilee vision.</p>|
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