Talk:Dean (Christianity)

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Very much agree with the merger - it's basically the same thing, except there are a few other religious uses of the term covered in Dean (religion). bd2412 T 23:26, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge done. bd2412 T 23:35, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


Some material on this page was derived from the merger between Dean (religion) and Dean (church); the edit history of this material can be seen in the edit history of the latter article. bd2412 T 23:39, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merge.[edit]

See Talk:Deanery#Proposed merge. for discussion. bd2412 T 20:51, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


"Christianity" seems like an odd disambiguator. The position is not part of Christianity, the religion - it's an office in various Christian churches or denominations. I'm not sure what would be better, but the current title is kind of awkward. john k (talk) 18:08, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

It was previously at Dean (religion), although I do not know offhand of any other religion that uses this title for an office. bd2412 T 18:53, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I like Dean (religion) better, but it's still a bit off. Basically, my problem with the current format is that while dean is an office that exists in Christian churches, it really has nothing to do with Christianity. Most Christian groups do not have deans - it is mostly an Anglican thing, with a somewhat less prominent usage by Catholics. Dean (ecclesiastical office) might be better, but strikes me as awkward. john k (talk) 22:12, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Between Dean (religion) and Dean (ecclesiastical office), which do you think is better? bd2412 T 23:40, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Probably a slight preference for the latter, but I'd like to gauge other opinions. john k (talk) 17:18, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
I'll post a link here at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion. bd2412 T 17:28, 17 July 2010 (UTC)