Template talk:Protestantism

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The template would be more informative if the regional churches were grouped by the major communions, with one communion per reformation: the Lutheran Reformation, the Zwinglian/Calvinistic Reformation, the Radical Reformation, and the Anglican Reformation, though the last reformation might arguably be included as Calvinistic or even excluded as Catholic. An alternative approach (requiring more work) would replace the regional churches with the major communions/reformations, putting the emphasis on theology rather than geography and politics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbickel (talkcontribs)

African initiated church

Hazhk What makes you think that African initiated churches are not worth including among the nondenominationals or house churches? Let's stick to this classification, so we can somewhere with this template?


Ernio48 (talk) 16:03, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

African initiated church is not a movement, it's a term used to describe churches/denominations that are indigenous to Africa, established by Africans and not introduced by colonialism. It isn't a stand-alone movement and the churches often fit within the Protestant branches, typically Pentecostal. The Ethiopian churches are Orthodox, not Protestant. -- Hazhk (talk) 19:11, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
What about the Zion Christian Church in South Africa? Its an African initiated church in its own right.Ernio48 (talk) 20:10, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
It appears to be an idiosyncratic denomination with various theological roots; the articles names traditional African philosophy, Roman Catholicism and Pentecostalism as influences. I personally don't regard African initiated churches as a "movement", since there doesn't appear to be any teachings or emphasises common to these churches. However, I'm happy to defer to your opinion on the matter and not object to you reinstating the link to the template. -- Hazhk (talk) 00:26, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
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