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Hey Dr. Clark!
Finished reading RRC, and it was great! Truly a great defense of the Reformed faith! Would be nice if it really turns those emergent types back to reformed tradition, since they are into ‘tradition’ so much.
Also a question I encountered while reading your great defense of the Lord’s Day, what did Calvin mean by other means of traveling on the Sabbath, like no walking through parks and the like?
I replied to your post but it must not have gone through.
What makes you say that there were restrictions on walking on the Sabbath? I’m not saying that they didn’t exist but I’m just wondering about your sources.
There were restrictions on business but it wasn’t as draconian as it sounds. Services were at sun up, noon, and afternoon. Otherwise people were busy surviving 16th-century life. (no cars, no antibiotics). Remember, it wasn’t that long ago in America (mid-70s) that everything was closed on Sundays. We’ve only entered into a 24/7 world very recently.
Further, Calvin didn’t impose anything. The City Council did. These regulations were common in Reformed cities in the 16th century. They were considered necessary in Geneva because there was a nasty political fight between the orthodox and the liberals (libertines) in Geneva. Eventually, about 150 years later the libertines would win and drive out the orthodox but for a brief moment the city council listened to Calvin and restricted the libertines.
The main thing that Calvin (and the Reformed churches) wanted was to direct people’s attention to Christ, to the means of grace, and to the sacraments.
We can hope that those who are interested in tradition will explore the Reformed tradition carefully and not assume that their evangelical/fundamentalist background = the Reformed tradition.
My source was your book Recovering the Reformed Confession pages 314-315 in a quote from Calvin on page 314: “…when people do not travel in the usual way…” and page 315 you say, “On the Lord’s Day, walking in park, or lane…was forbidden.” I was wondering what was meant by that. I know the Sabbath/Lord’s Day should be practiced but, it is largely forgotten in this culture.