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There is a statement is our [[OrthodoxWiki:Style_Manual#Capitalization|Style Manual]] that states, ''Other terms (including personal pronouns for God) leave uncapitalized, so use him in the middle of a sentence referring to God, not Him.'' (But at the end of a sentence?)
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There is a statement is our [[OrthodoxWiki:Style_Manual#Capitalization|Style Manual]] that states, ''Other terms (including personal pronouns for God) leave uncapitalized, so use him in the middle of a sentence referring to God, not Him.'' (But at the end of a sentence?)  
  
 
I think personal pronouns referencing God should be capitalized. But the Style Manual says otherwise. [[User:Andrew|Andrew]] 11:27, October 28, 2006 (CDT)
 
I think personal pronouns referencing God should be capitalized. But the Style Manual says otherwise. [[User:Andrew|Andrew]] 11:27, October 28, 2006 (CDT)
  
 
:In that case, I'd like to state that I think the style manual is just ridiculous in this rule. I might be wrong, but I thought it was standard to capitalize such pronouns. Though I understand the need for a set of rules, this one seems plain wrong. My two cents worth. [[User:Gabriela|Gabriela]] 23:36, October 28, 2006 (CDT)
 
:In that case, I'd like to state that I think the style manual is just ridiculous in this rule. I might be wrong, but I thought it was standard to capitalize such pronouns. Though I understand the need for a set of rules, this one seems plain wrong. My two cents worth. [[User:Gabriela|Gabriela]] 23:36, October 28, 2006 (CDT)
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:It was [[User:ASDamick|Dn. Andrew]] who formulated this part of the style manual, perhaps he would like to chime in here. As far as I understand it, it is a general convention in Church-English to capitalize personal pronouns referring to God. It is not universal however. This convention is clearly not the case in many other languages, including Hebrew and Greek. Personally, I am fine with either, and I generally do capitalize pronouns referring to God. The issue here, it seems to me, is consistency in OrthodoxWiki articles across disparate traditions. I'd love to hear more from Dn. Andrew on this. (Of course, the implied reference above isn't to the end of a sentence, but to the beginning, when a capital would be expected anyway.) — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk])

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Style

There is a statement is our Style Manual that states, Other terms (including personal pronouns for God) leave uncapitalized, so use him in the middle of a sentence referring to God, not Him. (But at the end of a sentence?)

I think personal pronouns referencing God should be capitalized. But the Style Manual says otherwise. Andrew 11:27, October 28, 2006 (CDT)

In that case, I'd like to state that I think the style manual is just ridiculous in this rule. I might be wrong, but I thought it was standard to capitalize such pronouns. Though I understand the need for a set of rules, this one seems plain wrong. My two cents worth. Gabriela 23:36, October 28, 2006 (CDT)
It was Dn. Andrew who formulated this part of the style manual, perhaps he would like to chime in here. As far as I understand it, it is a general convention in Church-English to capitalize personal pronouns referring to God. It is not universal however. This convention is clearly not the case in many other languages, including Hebrew and Greek. Personally, I am fine with either, and I generally do capitalize pronouns referring to God. The issue here, it seems to me, is consistency in OrthodoxWiki articles across disparate traditions. I'd love to hear more from Dn. Andrew on this. (Of course, the implied reference above isn't to the end of a sentence, but to the beginning, when a capital would be expected anyway.) — FrJohn (talk)
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