In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul provides important instructions about two symbolic practices within Christianity. The most well-known of these practices is the Lord's Supper, found in the second half of 1 Corinthians 11.
However, in the first half of the same chapter, Paul teaches about the relationships between God and His people. He explains that these relationships -- and the glory of the Lord -- are symbolically represented when men and women cover (or uncover) their heads during times of prayer.
God uses Scripture to provide His good direction in the lives of His people – but how should believers today respond to this passage? What does it take to gain a well-grounded understanding of the practice that Paul is discussing? And why did it matter to God whether or not Christian women covered their heads when they prayed?
This book carefully navigates these questions by considering the relevant details of both the New Testament passage and First Century Corinthian culture.
This book is a companion volume to the book, "Headcovering Throughout Christian History."