Which principles govern the wearing of crosses? Do some denominations require that it touch the skin, or that it never be removed? Will a cross hung on the neck and one on an ear have different implications? Do any doctrines actually ban people from wearing a cross?

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    You need to ask for a particular denomination's take on this. Even then, I think it will be a matter of opinion and individual choice. Protestant denominations are likely to have no position.
    – Mick
    Nov 18, 2017 at 5:10
  • @Mick My presumption here is that there aren't very many such rules. If I am wrong by all means vote to close. Nov 18, 2017 at 5:32
  • Voting to close. I think you need to ask Roman Catholics, Orthodox, or some specific denomination of Protestantism for an answer (if one exists).
    – guest37
    Nov 18, 2017 at 6:14
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    Boy, is it going to be boring to ask the same question about Methodists, then Copts, then Mormons, then Calvinists, etc.... Nov 18, 2017 at 15:39
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    @guest37 I don't see any reason this question needs to be scoped like that. Most branches of Christianity aren't even going to say anything about this at all, and the couple that do are fairly easily summarized with an eye to what the different stances are. One solid answer will take some effort but somebody with knowledge about this sort of practice across Christianity can reasonably be expected to answer this in the space of a single post.
    – Caleb
    Nov 20, 2017 at 13:05


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