The Lord's Day, and the NFL's
Stephen Miller on the history of Sunday
A History of the First Day From Babylonia to the Super Bowl.
By Craig Harline.
Doubleday. 464 pp. $26
Sunday was nothing more special than the first day of the week for second-century Romans. They marked time according to a calendar originated by the Babylonians and organized by the Hellenistic Greeks into seven days named after the...