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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)
There are no capital letters in Arabic or Hebrew. --Arbible 05:13, October 29, 2006 (CST)
Hmm, I guess Dn. Andrew and I just disagree, in that case. One other note: I think this is about English usage, not about different Orthodox traditions. Whether or not any other language capitalizes pronouns referring to God is about as relevant to English Orthowiki as whether such language uses postpositions or SOV syntactic structure. Ok, I promise not to complain any more. Gabriela 22:59, October 29, 2006 (CST)
FWIW, it was Basil who added that bit to the Manual, but I agree with him. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 06:17, October 30, 2006 (CST)
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