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Presbyterians can try alternatives on Trinity

June 20, 2006

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— The divine Trinity - "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" - could also be known as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Rock, Redeemer, Friend" at some Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) services under an action Monday by the church's national assembly that allows churches to experiment on the subject.

A panel that worked on the issue since 2000 said the classical language for the Trinity should still be used, but added that Presbyterians also should seek "fresh ways to speak of the mystery of the triune God."

Other suggestions include "Lover, Beloved, Love," "Creator, Savior, Sanctifier" and "King of Glory, Prince of Peace, Spirit of Love."

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