I edited @LCIII's question to try and get it taken off hold. The response to my accepted edit was that the question was much better, but was still too broad.
I was specifically trying to follow guidelines from this Meta question regarding "overview" questions; I was trying to limit the inquiry to a few broad outlines of the sorts of beliefs that are usually held by several major groups of denominations.
Have I misunderstood how "overview" questions work? Perhaps I'm missing something? This is an interesting question, and I'd like to get it to a point where it's off hold, gives @LCIII the credit he deserves, and returns some really good answers. Is that possible?