The Grammar of Baptism

Kimel Jr., Alvin F.
December 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1991, Issue 18, p33
Addresses the current feminist proposals to change, alter, or eliminate the triune name and considers its possible impact on the grammar of Catholic practice and belief. Significance of the triune name to belief in the Holy Trinity; Relationship between the worship and doctrine of the church; Function performed by holy baptism in the language of faith; Details of the Trinity doctrine; Argument of the author that to alter or replace the Trinitarian formula is thus to attack the basic grammar of Catholic belief and practice.


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