Today’s free book is James A. Hessey’s 1860 Bampton Lectures on the Christian Sunday. Several of the lectures helpful survey the history of the observance of Sunday through Christian history. A copy of this public domain title was provided by Book Aid for digitisation.
More resources on Sunday observance can be found here. This post marks the beginning of a project to digitise an upload all of the Bampton Lectures that are now in the public domain – see here for the list and to follow progress.
James Augustus Hessey [1814-1892], Sunday. Its Origin, History,and Present Obligation, Considered in the Bampton Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1860, 3rd edn. London: John Murray, 1866. Hbk. pp.435. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]
Table of Contents
- Preface to the Third Edition
- Postscript to the Second Edition
- General Statement of the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day Question
- The History of the Lord’s Day to the End of the Third Century
- The History of the Lord’s Day to the End of the Fifth Century—and the Growth of Ecclesiastical Sabbatarianism in the Church of Rome
- The History of the Sabbath to Our Lord’s Resurrection
- What the Sabbath is Since Our Lord’s Resurrection
- The Lord’s Day on the Continent Since the Reformation
- The Lord’s Day in England Since the Reformation
- The Lord’s Day Viewed Practically