Talk:List of Reformed denominations in North America

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In the article what is the difference between "orthodox" and "conservative"? 75.35.145.226 04:42, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Use of "liberal"[edit]

This article classifies as liberal a number of denominations that I think are more properly classified as mainline. (Mainline churches accommodate liberal Christianity, but also have moderate and conservative wings, i.e. they accommodate a broad range of opinion.) If no one objects, I'll switch the references from "liberal" to "mainline". Adam_sk (talk) 07:18, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

I've noticed the "liberal" descriptor of various groups is still used. Mainline would be the more appropriate for several of these groups. Moreover, some of these are wrong. I think the author's use of of orthodox, conservative, liberal, evangelical, etc. are quite subjective and need to be under review. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.134.31.51 (talk) 04:01, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

I beg your pardon, but I think I detect a tinge of embarrassment, or at least confusion, from the use of the term "liberal". It is just that, a term. It defines and delineates certain core values and beliefs from others. Yes, of course these terms are subjective in the sense that one is trying to place an entire standard of belief into one word, an identifier. To switch any word to "mainline" would be inaccurate because one then presupposes to speak for the "main", i.e. "most people", when there probably is no one dominant point-of-view in the main. It is also intellectually disingenuous, since it would seem to do away with those differences and divisions that indeed do exist, based upon simply how we feel or what we think we know. Either liberal or conservative or somewhere in between, one should not be embarrassed by a word that only quickly identifies one's school of thought. If one assumes something about an individual person or group based almost purely on a term, then that is demonstrated prejudice, of course. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.88.24.58 (talk) 14:22, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

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Requested move 16 September 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved  — Amakuru (talk) 13:32, 29 September 2017 (UTC)



List of Reformed denominations in North AmericaList of Calvinist denominations in North America – Per WP:Consistency with Calvinism (as opposed to "Reformed Christianity"), Category:Calvinist denominations established in the 19th century, Category:Calvinist organizations, etc. All for the same reasons that Calvinism is named as such and nothing else - "Reformed" is not WP:Precise enough, among other problematic aspects. Chicbyaccident (talk) 12:29, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: the bigger problem in this article is the almost total lack of references. So I wonder with all these entries is there are reliable source indicating that the are "Calvinist"? At least with "Reformed" it's in many of the names. (But with the Reformed Episcopal Church, at least, "Reformed" was never intended to mean "Calvinist"). StAnselm (talk) 10:15, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Difficult. There are three terms of interest here... protestant, Calvinist and reformed. The redirect from reformed to Calvinism is POV and wrong, but supported by the target article. Reformed is a more general term, but controversially so. Calvinist, rather than being precise, is even more controversial, see http://theonlinebibledictionary.com/three-point-calvinism/ for example... there are three, four, and five-point Calvinists, all claiming the term, and several subvarieties of the three-point sort. Andrewa (talk) 18:51, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Opposed there are Protestant groups in North America that hold Calvinist theologies but would not consider themselves to belong to the Reformed tradition. Denominations in the Reformed tradition are overwhelmingly Calvinist, but there individual theologians who would likely not identify as reformed who do hold to some of Calvin's beliefs. This move would muddy the waters. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:57, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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