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Welcome to the assessment department of the Christianity WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Christianity related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{ChristianityWikiProject}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Christianity articles by quality and Category:Christianity articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Christianity WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Staff[edit]

These editors work to assess and categorize articles within the scope of the Christianity project. If you'd like to help, sign your name below.

Instructions[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Index · Statistics · Log



Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{ChristianityWikiProject}} project banner on its talk page:

{{ChristianityWikiProject|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Christianity articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Christianity articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Christianity articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Christianity articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Christianity articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Christianity articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Christianity articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Christianity articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Christianity articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Christianity articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Christianity articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Christianity articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Christianity articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Christianity articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Christianity articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Christianity articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Christianity articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Christianity articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Christianity articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Christianity articles)  ??? 

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added either to the article's talk page or to the /Comments subpage which will appear as a link next to the assessment. Adding comments will add the article to Category:Christianity articles with comments. Comments that are added to the /Comments subpages will be transcluded onto the automatically generated work list pages in the Comments column.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{ChristianityWikiProject}} project banner on its talk page:

{{ChristianityWikiProject| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about Christianity. Articles in this area should be limited to those which could, reasonably, be found in any encyclopedia regarding Christianity. A reader who is not involved in the field of Christianity will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Christianity
High The article covers a topic that contributes a depth of knowledge regarding Christianity.
Mid The article covers a topic that is important to at least one field within the broad field of Christianity, and that contributes relevant details regarding the subject. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand Christianity. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most people whose involvement with Christianity in general has been of such impact that a broad understanding of Christianity is not possible without some knowledge of them will be rated in this level.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of Christianity. Few readers outside the Christianity field may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of Christianity, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include most practices and infrastructure of Christianity. Armageddon

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Requested Assessments[edit]

  • Magdalene asylum - New section added which suggests that it presents the entire Roman Catholic perspective regarding the Magdalene Laundries run in Ireland. References and neutrality need another set of eyes to look at this section. Taram (talk) 05:19, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Congregation of Christian Brothers - Structural cleanup and added infobox. Article is currently rated start but I think it should be updated to C.Tomh903 (talk) 15:21, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
  • La Luz del Mundo Church - Extensive cleanup, and referencing. Article has been revised and expanded. Ajaxfiore (talk) 17:25, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • St James the Great, St Kilda East - have added extensive references and detail of early days, and the controversy surrounding the Epiphany Window and the execution of Ronald Ryan. I understand that the page remains a work in progress, but would value rating and assessment. Adamm 12:45, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Divinization (Christian) - Did an extensive cleanup and citation cleanup. Please reassess and rate importance. ReformedArsenal (talk) 14:52, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Wesleyan Church -- Still working on it, but I'd appreciate feedback on the work so far Dawynn (talk) 12:59, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Christ myth theory -- After finally outlasting the resolve of vandals and mythers, this page has made serious progress in the last two weeks in terms of sourcing and content. I've submitted it for GA review and I'd love to see it go from a B to an A in its qualty ranking. Either of these attainments will help forestall future attempts to hijack the article for promotional purposes. Eugeneacurry (talk) 19:32, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Christ of Europe, it is in a holy trinity, i.e. bordering between religion, history, and sociology ;-)--Stor stark7 Speak 14:39, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Tucker v. Texas I have significantly revised the article and structure. One of the Jehovah's Witnesses cases. Please reassess. GregJackP Boomer! 18:58, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Ancient Church Orders: new article. Apostolic Tradition expanded from Stub. Verona Palimpsest and Alexandrine Sinodos new. All articles about Church Orders need assessment or re-assessment. Thanks A ntv (talk) 16:53, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Freedom of religion in the United States Has not been assessed at all in any wikproject.--ARTEST4ECHO (talk/contribs) 16:21, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Francis Collins. This aticle is related to a core subject of Christianity: Creation, and to a universal subject: evolution, so I think it qualifies at least for high importance rating.--Auró (talk) 20:00, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Confession of 1967. This article was taken from a start class and needs reassessment. Hec7 (talk) 22:08, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting. This article is a complete posting by the webmaster of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting after coordination with the Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting staff to replace the stub article. Please Evaluate. (Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting) 21 December 2011 UTC
  • The Beast (Revelation) listed as start-class it has been significantly edited and referenced giving a good representation of the variety of interpretations Dadaw (talk) 22:48, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Biblical canon I have been working tirelessly over a month, reworking this article with limited resources, and using when possible what was already mostly available within the article itself and related articles. I think this is important, as related articles sometimes contradict one another. Especially of note are how thorough the tables are now. I am also proud of the re-worked section on the Mormon canon. Clearly, there is still work to be done, especially with the citations.... just looking for feedback, and a possibly higher rating.
  • Theology of relational care: This article has some potentially serious issues; it may even be in the wrong broad topic category. At the very least, either the article name is very non-indicative of the article content, or the article content is severely incomplete and overly exlusive. See its Talk page for more details.
  • Vox in Rama. This was my first article on Wikipedia years ago. Most of the sources I used then were online and have vanished. Have had a major review of the article and sourced information from books rather than Internet sources. Would appreciate a reassess. Thanks. --Alex (a.k.a. October1625) (talk) 01:37, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
  • In nomine Domini. Would really appreciate a reassessment of this article. Ii have fleshed it out to double its previous size and included a lot of good references. Maybe it could be moved up in the quality scale? Thanks. --Alex (a.k.a. October1625) (talk) 01:37, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Tetragrammaton. Please reassess this article. (See Talk:Tetragrammaton#Layout/Title changes. Thanks,   — Jasonasosa 08:29, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Lucifer. Please reassess this article. Major layout and content changes were made in the past month or so. Thanks,   — Jasonasosa 16:41, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Thomas the Apostle. I would like to propose this for a re-assessment as it does not appear to be B-class. There are almost a dozen "citation needed" tags (placed by someone other than me) and at least one of the numbered refs doesn't appear to correspond (i.e., a cite to "AFM" shows as "3", "5", and "15", where 3 & 5 correctly link to something else entirely. Finally, there is a detectable POV seemingly promoting the Syrian Christian Church.Mannanan51 (talk) 04:40, 19 December 2012 (UTC)Mannanan51
  • Mark Dever ReformedArsenal (talk) 16:05, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Completed Assesments[edit]

  • I changed this to B level. It is very good, but still has some claims that are not necessarily verifiable in the current state (needs references for some things).ReformedArsenal (talk) 19:45, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I downgraded the quality because it is kind of clunky (especially the long list of passages at the end). I would suggest using the {bibleverse} template with each of those verses and dropping the passage text out (it just comes off as a wall of text). Also, you referenced multiple versions of the Bible... stick with one for consistency.ReformedArsenal (talk) 19:56, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Apostasy in Christianity was in the Start-class and is now ready for a new evaluation after it has undergone a complete rewrite. ThanksClassArm (talk) 11:26, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I changed the quality to C but lowered the importance to Low. I don't think that understanding the various views on apostasy has a strong but not vital role in the history of Christianity.
  • Corporate election was in a Start-Class and is now ready for a new evaluation after it has undergone a complete rewrite. Thanks!ClassArm (talk) 20:23, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I added assessment. Set it initially as C level with Low importance, high importance for Theology GroupReformedArsenal (talk) 13:55, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

-Arb. (talk) 02:01, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.


July 31, 2014[edit]

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July 30, 2014[edit]

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