Wish there was a “history” forum, I’m not sure this is the right one, but…here I go anyway:
Does anyone know if circumcision was practiced throughout the greater history of the Church? I know early on it was made clear that it was not mandatory for adults (and infants, I assume), but was it generally practiced anyway? I’ve read that in the US it was “started again” in the 1870s (of course, this would be “protestant America” and I’m interested in the practice of the Church). Does anyone know what the Church’s practices has been throughout most of her history? I’m not wanting to know the morality of it (even though I’m in the moral section) unless it was actually discouraged by the Church, I just want to know what the practice was. Thanks for any help you can offer!