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
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 9:30
  • @Caleb You may be right, but the tag wiki could still maybe be improved
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 26, 2015 at 1:57
  • With this suggestion comes the necessity for a restorationism tag, no?
    – user3961
    Commented Mar 26, 2015 at 22:53
  • @fredsbend That could well be useful!
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 0:05
  • What are the eastern churches that adhere to the five solas?
    – Juhani
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 23:20
  • @Juhani I don't understand your question.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 0:12
  • Apparently I don't understand your edit. What do you mean by that "most Protestants aren't "Western" now too"?
    – Juhani
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 19:51
  • @Juhani I mean that most protestants are in South America, Africa and east Asia.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 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
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 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.
    – user3961
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 2:40

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