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Grouping needs rework[edit]

Good effort but the mega-groupings probably need to be re-worded and possibly reclassified to reflect the primary traditions of the Christian Church; ie.

Western Church

- Roman Catholicism
- Protestantism
- Anglicanism

Eastern Church
- Eastern Orthodoxy

- Oriental Orthodoxy

It might also be helpful to include the non-trinitarian groups from a Christian heritage. After that, we'll all have a fun time trying to figure out which denomination fits where. - Bob K | Talk 09:25, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

The differences in teachings between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants are now substantial enough to be given separate classifications. In fact, in China, the two of them are classified as (and also perceived to be) separate 'religions' (天主教 vs 基督教).
With regards to the non-trinitarian groups, they are still considered by Western scholars as Protestant and the slight differences in theology do not warrant separate classification. --A-eng (talk) 23:15, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Considering that trinitarianism is a central theological doctrine in Christianity, I am not sure how this would be considered a "slight difference". The differences between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism are less acute in comparison. There's also a bit of inconsistency when one is expected to consider the Chinese government's classification of "religion" in regards to Roman Catholicism and Protestantism (how about Orthodoxy which is NOT recognised by the Chinese government), but defer to Western theologians (who specifically?) when it comes to classifying non-trinitarian groups. - Bob K | Talk 05:50, 18 June 2010 (UTC)