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Giver-Gift-Love?? Trinity Revisited

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A. branch) thought it should revisit the language used in referring to the Trinity. In a 40 page draft report http://www.pcusa.org/theologyandworship/issues/trinityfull.pdf, they discuss their motivation and ideas for deepening the church’s understanding of the eternal mystery of the Trinity. Certainly this activity is commendable. PCUSA is quite right that the Trinity is an essential doctrine of the church and one that is extraordinarily practical for the life of a believer.
But a comment on p. 8 which notes that the traditional language for the Trinity, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, has been used to oppress people, particularly women (p.8) could suggest that the motivation behind this work rests more on feminism than being faithful to Scripture.
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