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The Protestantism tag wiki says:

Protestantism is technically used to describe churches and denominations arising from the Reformation, or descended from them, but also informally as a catchall for any Western non-Catholic church. Use this tag for questions relating to general beliefs and practices of such churches.

This seems deliberately intended to include restorationist denominations like the Mormons. But the clear consensus is that Mormons aren't Protestant!

I think this tag wiki needs to be edited. Any suggestions?

Edit: Another problem is that most protestants aren't "Western" now too.

  • I don't think that's the "catchall" being referred to there. I think that was trying to cover "non-denominational" groups that claim no affiliation but are actually Protestant. Restorationist sects are another matter. – Caleb Mar 25 '15 at 9:30
  • @Caleb You may be right, but the tag wiki could still maybe be improved – curiousdannii Mar 26 '15 at 1:57
  • With this suggestion comes the necessity for a restorationism tag, no? – 3961 Mar 26 '15 at 22:53
  • @fredsbend That could well be useful! – curiousdannii Mar 27 '15 at 0:05
  • What are the eastern churches that adhere to the five solas? – Juhani Mar 29 '15 at 23:20
  • @Juhani I don't understand your question. – curiousdannii Mar 30 '15 at 0:12
  • Apparently I don't understand your edit. What do you mean by that "most Protestants aren't "Western" now too"? – Juhani Mar 30 '15 at 19:51
  • @Juhani I mean that most protestants are in South America, Africa and east Asia. – curiousdannii Mar 30 '15 at 21:04
  • Would you like to add that to your question, then? I thought you were saying that some traditionally Eastern churches are Protestant. I can imagine that somebody else might be confused as well. – Juhani Mar 31 '15 at 0:28
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I proposed as an answer to Is 'Non-Catholic Non-Orthodox Modern Western Denomination' an ok definition of Protestant? that Protestantism should be defined by the five solas. If you define it as a catchall term it doesn't really say anything.

I think we need a temporary "catchall" tag for rest of the "Western non-Protestant non-RCC non-Restorationist churches", until we can come up with something descriptive for them. Or no tag at all for them.

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    Typically, OP's label tag those jesus and bible and they often end up being closed as off-topic or primarily opinion based. – 3961 Mar 27 '15 at 2:40

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