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I propose making and synonyms of .

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  • Definitely! episcopal too. – curiousdannii Jun 22 '14 at 23:26
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    @curiousdannii added episcopal – Dan Jun 22 '14 at 23:28
  • The American Episcopal Church and the English Anglican Church are in communion, so it makes sense that they are part of the same denomination. – Double U Jun 22 '14 at 23:28
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    @Anonymous though that may not always be the case... there are now parallel Anglican denominations that aren't in communion. See the FCA – curiousdannii Jun 22 '14 at 23:32
  • @curiousdannii but few of the Lutheran denominations are in communion (if any), and we only have one lutheranism tag. I'm fine either way, but the current pattern seem to not have separate tags for every denomination, just for overarching theological traditions. – Dan Jun 22 '14 at 23:36
  • @Daи yeah I don't disagree. Both the Anglican Communion and the FCA are Anglican and both fit into Anglicanism. – curiousdannii Jun 22 '14 at 23:37
  • There's a difference between episcopal and Episcopalian. The Roman Catholic Church is episcopal. – Andrew Leach Jun 23 '14 at 13:58
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    @AndrewLeach that is true, but the current tag definition for episcopal is "Protestant Episcopal Church representing the Anglican communion in the United States." That should be changed and questions properly tagged if that's the definition we're going to use. – Dan Jun 23 '14 at 14:10
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    Yes. What is currently "episcopal" should be renamed "episcopalian". – Andrew Leach Jun 23 '14 at 14:16
  • I can get behind that, but should Episcopalian then also be a synonym of Anglican or vice versa? – Dan Jun 23 '14 at 14:27
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    Given that we speak of "the Anglican communion", with the Episcopal Church as a member of that communion, I'd say Episcopalian should be the synonym and Anglican the primary term. – Matt Gutting Jun 23 '14 at 15:00
  • May be church of england belongs to older england church too, when it was in communion with Roman Church, and other orthodox churches (before 1054). – Малъ Скрылевъ Jun 24 '14 at 19:18
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    @МалъСкрылевъ That distinction isn't usually made, and if it is, then the pre-Reformation Church in England is usually called the "Church in England" precisely to distinguish from the Church of England established by statute. – Andrew Leach Jun 25 '14 at 0:27
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Anglicanism is a church tradition, just like Presbyterianism and Baptist. The Church of England and the Episcopalian church are national denominations in the Anglican tradition. In general we don't use tags for individual denominations, so I think they should be merged into .

Episcopal technically means a church with bishops, but the only question tagged with it is about the Episcopalian church, so it's more of a tag typo. As there is already a tag for we don't need to keep it.

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