I am not one for going sky clad, but if I were so inclined it wouldn’t be without biblical precedent. The prophet Isaiah walked around naked for three years in a stunning act of performance art. In the book of Isaiah it is written, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as captives and the Ethiopians as exiles”.

Indeed, Isaiah wasn’t the only Old Testament character to bear all. Another example of prophetic nakedness is recorded in 1 Samuel, in relation to king Saul. It reads, “He went there, toward Naioth in Ramah; and the spirit of God came upon him. As he was going, he fell into a prophetic frenzy, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. He too stripped off his clothes, and he too fell into a frenzy before Samuel. He lay naked all that day and all that night. Therefore it is said, ‘Is Saul also among the prophets?’”

Although Saul has his issues, his nakedness here is attributed to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So even without invoking Eden it’s evident that inspired nakedness has a place within the Christian tradition.

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