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A theology of slumber

Sleep is a vital gift from God for the health of body and soul, and a desperately needed counter to activism, argues Nick Jowett

FOR something that we spend about one third of our lives doing, it is remarkable that sleep is given so little theological attention. There are few religious books or sermons about it.

Perhaps Christians have caught the spirit of the age in valuing only activism and busyness. Perhaps we are interpreting too literally Jesus's command to be alert: "Blessed is the slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives" (Matthew 24.46).

Or perhaps we hate postponing decisions, ...

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