Rediscovering Models of Sabbath Keeping: Implications for Psychological Well-Being

Volume
Volume 32
Issue
Spring 2004
Title
Rediscovering Models of Sabbath Keeping: Implications for Psychological Well-Being
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 segmentation; and (c) Integrated Sabbath, in which Sabbath keeping is celebrated as an integrated belief system of daily rest, reflection and relationship development.

Authors
Dr. M. Diddams, Dr. L. Klein Surdyk and Dr. D. Daniels
Pages
3 - 11
Price
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