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Journal

2014 | 62 | 81-92

Article title

Odpoczynek Boga (Rdz 2,1-3) w interpretacji Ojców Kościoła

Content

Title variants

EN
God’s rest (Gen 2:1-3) in the interpretation of the Fathers of the Church

Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
The theme of this paper is the exegesis of Gen 2:1-3 in selected writings of the Church Fathers and early Christian writers. The Early Church authors pon­dered over the passage in question, seeking to find the meaning of God’s resting on the seventh day from all his work of creation of the world and man. In their statements, early Christian writers clearly stated that the Biblical text should be read spiritually while treated as a metaphor. For God does not need rest, but man. It is for man that the Creator made the Sabbath day, and made it holy, and since the Resurrection of Christ, Sunday has been a holy day designated for rest and celebration. Concurrently, it was the announcement of the eighth day, or eternity, in which a man, free from all the trouble and bodily decay, will forever rest in God and live a true union with Him.

Keywords

EN
rest   sabbath   sunday   labor   work   God   man  

Journal

Year

Volume

62

Pages

81-92

Physical description

Dates

published
2014-09-04

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References

Document Type

Publication order reference

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YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_31743_vp_3579
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