[Milton-L] PL and the Sabbath and classical myth

James Rovira jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Dec 20 10:11:35 EST 2004

Really need to be careful with what some puritan and similar groups call 
the Sabbath.  It's really church attendance and the cessation of work on 
-Sunday- most the time, although you're right, some groups insisted on 
the seventh day.  I'm not sure what Milton would have thought of this, 
but this really doesn't sound like him to me.


Boyd M Berry wrote:

>God prefers before all temples the upright heart and pure.  We get into a
>problem of nomenclature here.  There was great stress from a certain sort
>of Protestant on keeping the sabbath; I would call them biblical as
>differentiated from liturgical Christians.  Sabbath breaking was much
>condemned.  But there did arise what are sometimes termed "seventh-day
>sabbatarians, althoug I no longer recall when they emerged.  I my _Process
>of Speech_, I tried to talk about the immense volume of tracts on the
>sabbath, with what success I'm not sure.  I refered to Puritans then.
>Boyd M. Berry

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