Thursday, September 30, 2010

Getting down in Chicago style

Q. When quoting from Scriptures, which are often interpreted as God literally speaking, is it grammatically correct to say “Psalm 1:1 reads” or “Psalm 1:1 says”?

A. You’re confusing grammar and theology here. Both sentences have perfect grammar; the choice of what to imply about the words’ origins is yours.

From the Chicago Style Manual, where I also learned that "down style" (which I prefer) is to eschew initial capitals for such things as College (when referring to a particular College). I wonder if this is related to my tendencies toward a low Christology?



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  1. Apparently I'm supposed to run away from you! (http://therecoveringdissidentcatholic.blogspot.com/2006/12/low-christology-everything-old-is-new.html)

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