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.