"Even those who disagree with some of the author's positions will find CHRISTIAN DRESS AND ADORNMENT worth reading..."
"In CHRISTIAN DRESS AND ADORNMENT Samuele Bacchiocchi reminds us that while clothes do not make a Christian, Christians do reveal their identity through their clothes and appearance. The Bible does not prescribe a standardized dress for Christian men and *women, but it calls us to follow the simplicity and unpretentiousness of **Jesus’ lifestyle, even in our clothes and appearance. The Christian priority is not the external decoration of the body with costly clothes and ornaments, but the internal beautification of the soul with the love of Christ.
This book examines the Biblical teachings regarding dress, cosmetics, and ornaments. Seven basic principles regarding dress and adornment are developed from a careful analysis of the relevant Biblical passages. [One] chapter address the specific question of the unisex fashion promoted today. Christian Dress and Adornment is an important book designed to help Christians distinguish between the capricious mode that changes and the sensible style that remains." … Amazon Review
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*The author avoids the discussion of requisite headcoverings for women (1 Cor 11:1-16) and the proscription of headcoverings for men while praying.
**Jesus’ lifestyle may have been simple, but His robe was of such high quality that Roman soldiers chose to cast lots for the privilege of having the entire robe, instead of ripping the fabric to share (John 19:23-24).