The 16 Manliest Beards of Salvation History

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If you want to be a great Christian man, apparently you pretty much have to have a beard. At least a lot of the great ones did!

In no particular order, here are some of salvation history’s greatest beards.

1) St. Anthony the Great

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

2) Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I

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Center for American Progress / Flickr

3) Moses

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

4) St. Peter the Apostle

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

5) Jimmy Akin

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/simchafisher/2014/06/25/jimmy-akin-wins-everything/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/simchafisher/2014/06/25/jimmy-akin-wins-everything/

6) John Calvin

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

7) Phil Robertson

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8) The father of the Prodigal Son

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

9) St. Augustine

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

10) Meno Simmons

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

11) These Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

http://beardsandcatholicism.tumblr.com/post/25165964098/franciscan-friars-of-the-renewal
http://beardsandcatholicism.tumblr.com/post/25165964098/franciscan-friars-of-the-renewal

12) St. Paul the Apostle

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

13) St. Jerome

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

14) St. Francis of Assisi

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Public Domain / Wikipedia

15) Elijah the Prophet

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Bernard Gagnon / Wikipedia

16) And, of course, these guys

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Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

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