Order of Contents
Change to 1st Day
Case, Thomas – Of Sabbath Sanctification – Isaiah 58:13-14, pp. 26 ff. in The Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, vol. 2
Lightfoot, John – ‘Ex. 20:11, The Sabbath Hallowed’ in Works, vol. 7, pp. 367-90
Byfield, Richard – The Doctrine of the Sabbath Vindicated in a Confutation of a Treatise of the Sabbath, written by Mr. Edward Breerwood against Mr. Nicholas Byfield, wherein these Five Things are maintained: First, that the Fourth Commandment is given to the servant and not to the master only. Secondly, that the Fourth Commandment is moral. Thirdly, that our own light works as well as gainful and toilsome are forbidden on the Sabbath. Fourthly, that the Lord’s Day is of divine institution. Fifthly, that the Sabbath was instituted from the beginning (1631)
Gouge, William – The Sabbath’s Sanctification 1641 42 pp.
Carter, William – The Covenant of God with Abraham, Opened. Wherein 1. The duty of infant-baptism is cleared. 2. Something added concerning the Sabbath, and the nature and increase of the kingdom of Christ. Together with a short discourse concerning the manifestations of God unto his people in the Last Days. Wherein is showed the manner of the Spirit’s work therein to be in the use of ordinary gifts, not by extraordinary revelations (1654) 86 pp.
Cawdrey, Daniel & Palmer, Herbert – Sabbatum Redivivum. Or, The Christian Sabbath Vindicated, in a full discourse concerning the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day. Wherein, whatsoever has been written of late, for, or against the Christian Sabbath, is exactly, but modestly examined: and the perpetuity of a Sabbath is deduced from grounds of nature and religious reason, pts. 1-4 ToC WAP pts. 2-4 Pt. 1 was published in 1645; pts. 2-4 in Nov. 1651, though dated 1652.
Twisse, William – Of the Morality of the Fourth Commandment as Still in Force to Bind Christians (1641) 302 pp.
Walker, George – The Doctrine of the Sabbath. Wherein the First Institution of the Weekly Sabbath, with the time thereof, the nature of the law binding man to keep it, the true ground, and necessity of the first institution, and of the observation of it, on the several days in the Old Testament, and also of the moving of it to the first day under the Gospel, are laid open and proved out of the Holy Scriptures. Also besides: the special duties necessarily required for the due sanctification thereof, those two profitable points are proved by demonstrations out of God’s Word: First, that the Lord Christ, God and man, is the Lord of the Sabbath on whom the Sabbath was first founded… 2. That the faithful under the Gospel are as necessarily bound to keep the weekly Sabbath of the Lord’s Day (1638) 186 pp.
Young, Thomas – The Lord’s Day, or, a Succinct Narration compiled out of the Testimonies of Holy Scripture & the reverend ancient fathers & divided into two books, in the former whereof is declared that the observation of the Lord’s Day was from the Apostles, in the later is shown in what things its sanctification does consist (1672) 411 pp.
The Change to the First Day of the Week
Wallis, John – A Defense of the Christian Sabbath in Answer to a Treatise of Mr. Thomas Bampfield Pleading for a Saturday-Sabbath (1693) 85 pp.
Ley, John – Sunday, a Sabbath: or, A Preparative Discourse for Discussion of Sabbatary Doubts (1641)
The Sabbath’s Change to the First Day of the Week
When Does the Lord’s Day Begin?
Is it Lawful to Fast on the Lord’s Day?