Wikipedia:WikiProject Calvinism

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WikiProject Calvinism

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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Calvinism. Wikipedia articles on Calvinism-related topics are typically at or near the top of Google searches - so accurate, thorough, and - yes - comprehensive entries are imperative. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. All editors interested in Calvinist Christianity are invited and encouraged to participate. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list here. The goals of the project are:

  1. To improve the quality of Calvinism-related articles.
  2. To increase the number of articles related to Calvinism in Wikipedia

The WikiProject scope is generally the same as that of the Category:Calvinism. This includes any person having an impact on Calvinism, even opponents such as James I of England. Tagging an article indicates that the article needs attention from the WikiProject Calvinism.

Calvinists to be included:

  • Theologians, philosophers, or some other important Christian worker, e.g. Bible translator, evangelist, etc.
  • Politicians (kings, lords, whatever) that had an influence on the ability of Calvinism to spread, i.e. took in Calvinist refugees, were of help to Calvinism materially, and the like
  • Ministers if they a have relevance to the wider Reformed tradition.

To join, add yourself to this list.


  • Go to work in one of our departments; Assessment could use some help at the moment.
  • Help ensure that each of the topics which has separate articles in print encyclopedias receives some degree of similar attention here. An early listing of some such articles can be found at WP:WikiProject Calvinism/Tasks/Encyclopedic articles.


  • Assessment Department - These editors work to assess and categorize articles within the scope of the Calvinism project.
  • Collaboration Department - Here we seek to identify articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort.
  • Translation Department - These editors serve to enhance Wikipedia's Calvinism content by translating material from or to non-English articles and sources for use within the project. To coordinate this, it includes a staff of volunteer translators for various languages.
  • Outreach Department - These editors work to recruit and welcome new editors to the project.

Recognized content

Featured articles

Former featured articles

Featured pictures

A-Class articles

Good articles

Former good articles

Did you know? articles

Main page featured articles

In the News articles

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The following templates can be used on pages in Wikipedia to associate them with the Calvinism WikiProject. Click on a template's title to see a sample of what it produces when included on a page. For a full list of Calvinism templates see the main template page.

Main templates

Stub templates

Article Alerts

Article alerts main page Articles for creation


Project navigation

Article assessments

Listing of Calvinism articles by quality
Article assessment

Naming conventions

Naming conventions

  • For people: [[John Calvin]], unless others by that name exist, in which case the activity for which the individual is best known should be bracketed, e.g., [[John Calvin (reformer)]] (not [[John Calvin (scholar)]], [[John Calivn (theologian)]], etc.)
    • For clergy: (minister), (deacon), (priest), (bishop)
    • For scholars: (theologian), (philosopher)
    • Other possibilities: (author), (martyr), (missionary), (religious)
  • For other subjects: The simpler the title the better, with redirects or disambiguation pages, as necessary.

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