I have not noticed the Witnesses referring to themselves in the literature as a Christian denomination before: is this a new development? The February 1st WT says on page 22:
"A high-school textbook, World Religions in Denmark, published in 2007, described Jehovah's Witnesses as a Christian minority who follow the Bible closely. In fact Jehovah's Witnesses are the third-largest Christian denomination in Denmark."
They don't merely seem to be saying that they are considered a Christian denomination, but that they are a Christian denomination. How does that sit with their claim to be the only true religion, and that no other groups are truly Christian? Is this a departure? Have they ever called themselves a denomination in the literature before?
I wonder how other Witnesses would react if I started referring to us as a Christian denomination when answering up at the meetings. If anyone objects I could point to the magazine.