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Rediscovering Models of Sabbath Keeping: Implications for Psychological Well-Being
Journal of Psychology and Theology (2004)
  • Margaret Diddams, Seattle Pacific University
  • Lisa Klein Surdyk, Seattle Pacific University
  • Denise Daniels, Seattle Pacific University
Abstract

There is a growing interest in Sabbath keeping in America as a counterbalance to our culture's consumerism, exhaustion, and loss of segmentation between work and other life arenas. We describe three models of Sabbath keeping, their implications for well-being, their inherent challenges and a program of research to investigate the proposed relationships. The models are (a) Life Segmentation, in which people actively segment their lives to create respite; (b) Prescribed Meaning, in which people prescribe positive and religious meaning to life segmentations; and (c) Integrated Sabbath, in which Sabbath keeping is celebrated as an integrated belief system of daily rest, reflection and relationship development.

Publication Date
Winter 2004
Citation Information
Margaret Diddams, Lisa Klein Surdyk and Denise Daniels. "Rediscovering Models of Sabbath Keeping: Implications for Psychological Well-Being" Journal of Psychology and Theology Vol. 32 Iss. 1 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margaret_diddams/17/