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“ . . . Not with Broided Hair”

Modern Apostolic believers give great emphasis to St. Paul’s teachings to the Corinthians concerning head covering and appropriate hair length; but increasingly, less attention is devoted to other Pauline New Testament directives concerning the superfluous dressing of the hair: “ . . . not with broided hair” (I Tm. 2.9) and “Whose adorning let it […]

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Broiled Over Bobs: Society’s Reaction to the Shorn Woman of the 1920s

Broiled Over Bobs: Society’s Reaction to the Shorn Woman of the 1920s

  For cheeks scarlet and brow alabaster, 
She laid on cosmetics like plaster, And she hennaed her hair, And bobbed it off square, Till she looked like a frightful disaster. –An Artistic Pupil, Mary Meade Jones, 1923 After World War I, women increasingly began to bob off their hair. For centuries, wives and daughters had […]

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From Paul to Pulpit: Men’s Hair and the Apostolic Tradition

In his first epistle to the Corinthians, Paul develops a lengthy argument concerning order and submission, connecting Creation’s hierarchy to the male and female relationship and extending the premise to appropriate hair length as a sign of natural and God-given position: “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is […]

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Terrible Tresses: the Maleficent Meaning of the Hair of Witches

  The witch-hunt mania in mediaeval Europe and early America did much to crystallize cultural ideas about witches and their diabolical craft. The iconography of witches has adapted over time but has consistently drawn from established motifs in its depiction of practitioners of the Dark Arts. One of the most commonly repeated elements in artistic […]

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