All posts by Anodos

Conclusion: Personhood, Not Propoganda

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion by Timothy Bartel Part X Conclusion: Personhood, Not Propoganda Having reinterpreted fashion as an incarnational art form and modesty as a sort of aesthetic and moral check on that...

/ March 13, 2008

Look Good and Sin Not

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part IX – Look Good and Sin Not How does one take the body-imaging activity of clothing into consideration when choosing clothes to wear? A wise...

/ March 12, 2008

What’s So Bad About Immodesty?

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part VIII – What’s So Bad About Immodesty? This incarnational approach can now be applied to the second problem of fashion, that of modesty. If...

/ March 11, 2008

Nature and the Aim of Fiction

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion by Timothy Bartel Part VII – Nature and the Aim of Fiction Here we may turn to another great Christian theorist, Ms. Flannery O’Connor.  In her excellent essay...

/ March 5, 2008

Towards an Incarnational Aesthetic

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion by Timothy Bartel Part VI – Towards a Christian Aesthetic Now that this first principle of Christian aesthetics has been reached, it will be helpful to turn to...

/ March 3, 2008

Solving the Three Aesthetic Problems

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion by Timothy Bartel Part V – Solving the Three Problems While it may be possible to tackle these three contemporary problems individually, I believe that the first problem...

/ March 1, 2008

Relativism, Immodesty, Evangelism

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion by Timothy Bartel Part IV – Relativism, Modesty, Evangelism It is here that contemporary Christians bring a unique and needed element into the cultural climate, for we ask...

/ February 29, 2008

The Three Aesthetic Problems

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical Understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part III – The Three Aesthetic Problems How can the Bible inform our understanding of fashion today? Surely the runways of Milan are a different...

/ February 28, 2008

A Brief History of Clothing

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part II – A Brief History of Clothing The wool dress I saw at Biola began to work on my mind. The idea of such...

/ February 27, 2008

The Sword and the Shaving Brush – Towards a Biblical Understanding of Fashion

The Sword and the Shaving Brush, Part I Towards a Christian understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part I It was a dress made out of wool—not finely spun wool, not the wool of your favorite sweater, but wool in...

/ February 26, 2008