Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The wearing of the veil

In our myopic, modern Western culture we almost exclusively associate women in veils with Islam, but like so many other customs we have a cultural amnesia about our own history.

Remnants of a centuries-old Christian practice still remain among Exclusive Brethren, Hutterites and Amish, and are tracked back through that super-misogynist Tertullian to none other than Paul himself. At least that's the position taken by an Anabaptist site with a discussion of 1 Cor. 11:1-16 and an overkill of historical images to prove the point.


  1. Thank you, Gavin, for covering that so well. :)

  2. Just so we don't get any veiled threats.