Implications for the Leisure of Business People from a Review of the Biblical Concepts of Sabbath and Rest

  • Paul Heintzman


This paper focuses on two elements relevant to a biblical understanding of leisure: the principle of the Sabbath and the concept of rest. Sabbath and rest cannot be equated with leisure but provide material to develop a Christian understanding of leisure. They illustrate that a biblical understanding of leisure encompasses both a rhythm to life (a quantitative dimension of leisure) and the quality of life which God offers humans (a qualitative dimension of leisure).