Head Coverings in Public Worship


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Murray, John – ‘Headcoverings, a Letter’  1973  12 paragraphs




Isbell, Sherman – Headship and Worship: Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16  no date  33 paragraphs

Isbell expounds God’s teaching from 1 Corinthians 11 that women, being under the authority of their husbands and fathers are to wear a head covering in the public worship of God 

Kayser, Phillip – Glory and Coverings: a Study of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16  2003  52 pp.

Kayser convincingly argues that 1 Corinthians 11 teaches that ladies are to wear head-coverings in the public worship of God

Silversides, David – Is Head Covering Biblical?  no date  71 paragraphs

This paper is very valuable, in addition to its Biblical arguments, for its analysis of Calvin’s pro-head-covering position and the position of the Westminster Assembly, and for its numerous quotes on the subject from the reformers, puritans, Scots and other writers through church history. 

This paper was primarily intended as a refutation of the position paper of the Still Waters Revival, in their reversal on the head coverings issue 




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