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dc.contributor.advisorAgwuele, Augustine
dc.contributor.authorHagans, Katelynn Danaeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-02T17:10:27Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3259
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn early Christianity, Biblical authors and theological authorities mandated that a woman should cover her head while in church or prayer. Compared to the time in which the New Testament was compiled, significantly fewer Christian churches today require female parishioners to wear head coverings. Many have embraced this shift in norms, but some continue to veil themselves in worship. This thesis will discuss how hair was viewed in early Christianity as a basis to investigate modern perceptions of hair and its treatment within St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. In juxtaposing the opinions of the subjects studied, this thesis will demonstrate a transition of hair’s significance from the historically spiritual to the contemporarily social. As a complement to the research, five narratives have been created based on my personal interactions and questionnaire results for five parishioners representing the diverse opinions within this Greek Orthodox community.en_US
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dc.format.extent77 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectGreek Orthodoxen_US
dc.subjectHairen_US
dc.subjectCoveringen_US
dc.subjectVeilen_US
dc.subjectPaulen_US
dc.subjectMysticalen_US
dc.subjectCorinthiansen_US
dc.titleHair as a Glory: An Analysis of the Perceptions of Hair in St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Churchen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCabe, Diann A.
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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