Yet another "Beards" filing

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Here's a citation that backs up and expands on some of the CT claims.

 

"In the Greek east the sixth and seventh centuries appear to have been the period after which clergy and monks became expected to be bearded, and by the tenth century the custom had become a painful issue in disputes between the Greek and Latin churches. In the eleventh century Sardinian clergy failing to remove their beards were threatened by Pope Gregory VII with confiscation of property (ep. 8. 10).... Early in the thirteenth century in Calabria, where Greek and Latin clergy existed side by side, Joachim of Fiore suggested that their difference was prefigured in scripture by hairy Esau and smooth Jacob." ~ Henry Chadwick, East and West, 12

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