Caroline Lieffers has a PhD in the History of Science and Medicine from Yale University (2020), and she is currently an Assistant Professor of History at The King’s University. Her research examines intersections between disability and US imperialism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She also works on food history and the history of childhood and children’s writing.
Though theologies and practices vary, many Christians commit to sacred times of relation, mutual care, and patience as a form of devotion to God’s promise of justice, believing that this promise is their work to carry out, too. In the Sabbath lives a wider, eternal perspective and sacred release from daily rhythms, obligations, and productivity, an invitation into the transcendent.