The Seventh Day Part 3

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Part three is broken into 11 sections. 1. Celtic Christianity – The religious background to the story of St. Patrick.  2. The Real Patrick – Once a slave in Ireland, Patrick responds to a divine call and returns to the Emerald Isle as a missionary.  3. Celtic Sabbath – Saturday observed as the Sabbath by Celtic Christians.  4. Margaret of Scotland – Margaret comes from England, marries King Malcolm, and attempts to reform Sunday observance in Scotland.  5. Assault on the Sabbath – The Church of Rome promotes the Sabbath (Saturday) fast as an expression of anti-Jewish sentiments.  6. Power Struggle – The “Sabbath fast” becomes a key issue in the rivalry between church leaders in Rome and Constantinople.  7. Deceptions – The “letter from heaven” threatens Sunday-breakers.  8. Fight for Truth – Resistance to church/state authority brings tragedy.  9. John Wycliffe: Champion of Conscience – An Oxford professor focuses new attention on the Bible as the supreme authority for Christian faith and practice.  10. The Lollards – Wycliffe’s followers take his views throughout England and beyond.  11. The Church vs. the Bible – The church-state establishment opposes the spread of the Bible and the ideas of Wycliffe and the Lollards.

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