A religious body originating as a Christian movement or sect and generally classified as a Christian body regardless of its doctrinal orthodoxy.
Definition from: "A Biblical Guide To Orthodoxy And Heresy Part One: The Case For Doctrinal Discernment" (an article from the Christian Research Journal, Summer 1990, page 28) by Robert M. Bowman.
Levels of Classification of Faith Groups "This document describes the terms and levels of classification useful in classifying faith groups taxonomically. The basis for this classification is 'what groups are a subset of what other groups.' Answering this question results in a branching hierarchy."
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