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The following is a partial list of religions and spiritual traditions.

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Abrahamic religions

A group of monotheistic traditions sometimes grouped with one another for comparative purposes, because all refer to a patriarch named Abraham.

Bábism

Bahá'í Faith

Christianity

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Catholicism

Western
Eastern

Protestantism

Restorationism

Gnosticism

Christian Gnosticism
Early Gnosticism
Medieval Gnosticism
Persian Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism

Islam

Kalam Schools
Kharijite
Shia Islam
Sufism
Sunni Islam
Groups claiming to be Muslim, although not considered as such by the mainstream Muslims.

Judaism

Rabbinic Judaism
Karaite Judaism
Modern Non-Rabbinic Judaism
Historical groups
Sects that believed Jesus was a prophet

Rastafari movement

Mandaeans and Sabians

Samaritanism

Unitarian Universalism

Indian religions

Religions that originated in India and religions and traditions related to, and descended from, them.

Hinduism

Major schools and movements of Hindu philosophy

Buddhism

Jainism

Sikhism

Ayyavazhi

Din-i-Ilahi

Persian religions

East Asian religions

Confucianism

Shinto

Taoism

Other

African diasporic religions

African diasporic religions are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas among African slaves and their descendants in various countries of the Caribbean Islands and Latin America, as well as parts of the southern United States. They derive from African traditional religions, especially of West and Central Africa, showing similarities to the Yoruba religion in particular.

Indigenous traditional religions

Traditionally, these faiths have all been classified "Pagan", but scholars prefer the terms "indigenous/primal/folk/ethnic religions".

African

West Africa
Central Africa
East Africa
Southern Africa

American

Eurasian

Asian
European

Oceania/Pacific

Cargo cults

Historical polytheism

Ancient Near Eastern

Indo-European

Hellenistic

Neopaganism

New Age, Esotericism, Mysticism

Left-Hand Path

Magic

Magick (Aleister Crowley)

New religious movements

Jediism

[1]

  • The International Church of Jediism
  • The Jedi Realist Community

Shinshukyo

Fictional religions

Parody or mock religions

Others

Other categorisations

By demographics

By area

See also

References

  1. ^ Church of Jediism

External links


Simple English

Partial list of religions and spiritual traditions.

Abrahamic religions

A group of monotheistic traditions sometimes grouped with one another for comparative purposes, because all refer to a patriarch named Abraham.

Bábism

  • Azali

Bahá'í Faith

Christianity

See also: List of Christian denominations

Catholicism

Western
  • Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
  • Independent Catholic Churches
  • Roman Catholicism (Latin Rite)
    • Sui iuris (Including Byzantine Rite churches)
    • Traditionalist Catholicism
Eastern

Protestantism

Restorationism

Gnosticism

Christian Gnosticism
  • Ebionites
  • Cerdonians
  • Colorbasians
  • Simonians
Early Gnosticism
  • Borborites
  • Cainites
  • Carpocratians
  • Ophites
  • Hermeticism
Medieval Gnosticism
  • Cathars
  • Bogomils
  • Paulicianism
  • Tondrakians
Persian Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism
  • Sethians
    • Basilidians
    • Thomasines
    • Valentinians
      • Bardesanites

Islam

See also: Islam and Divisions of Islam
Kalam Schools
  • Ash'ari
  • Kalam
  • Maturidi
  • Murji'ah
  • Mu'tazili
Kharijite
  • Ibadi (Only surviving sect)
  • Azraqi
  • Harūriyya
  • Sufri
Shi'a Islam
  • Ismailis
    • Mustaali / Bohra
  • Jafari
  • Zaiddiyah
Sufism
  • Bektashi
  • Chishti
  • Mevlevi
  • Naqshbandi
  • Tariqah
  • Quadiriyyah
  • Suhrawardiyya
  • Tijani
  • Universal Sufism
    • Dances of Universal Peace
Sunni Islam
Groups sometimes considered non-Islamic
These religious traditions are not recognized as parts of Islam by mainstream Islamic fiqh, but consider themselves to be Muslim.

Judaism

See also: Judaism and Jewish Denominations
Rabbinic Judaism
Non-Rabbinic Judaism
  • Alternative Judaism
  • Humanistic Judaism (not always identified as a religion)
  • Jewish Renewal
  • Karaite Judaism
  • Reconstructionist Judaism
Historical groups
  • Essenes
  • Pharisees (ancestor of Rabbinic Judaism)
  • Sadducees
  • Zealots
    • Sicarii
Sects that believed Jesus was a prophet
  • Ebionites
  • Elkasites
  • Nazarenes
  • Sabbateans
    • Frankists

Rastafari movement

Mandaeans and Sabians

  • Mandaeism
  • Sabians
    • Sabians of Harran
    • Mandaean Nasaraean Sabeans

Samaritanism

Indian religions

Religions that originated in Greater India and religions and traditions related to, and descended from, them.

Ayyavazhi

Buddhism

  • Nikaya schools (which have historically been called Hinayana in the West)
    • Theravada
      • Sri Lankan Amarapura Nikaya
      • Sri Lankan Siam Nikaya
      • Sri Lankan Ramañña Nikaya
      • Bangladeshi Sangharaj Nikaya
      • Bangladeshi Mahasthabir Nikaya
      • Thai Maha Nikaya
        • Dhammakaya Movement
      • Thai Thammayut Nikaya
      • Thai Forest Tradition
  • Mahayana
    • Humanistic Buddhism
    • Madhyamika
    • Nichiren Buddhism
      • Soka Gakkai
    • Pure Land
    • Tathagatagarbha
    • Tiantai
      • Tendai
    • Yogacara
    • Zen
      • Caodong
      • Fuke Zen
      • Kwan Um School of Zen
      • Sanbo Kyodan
      • Sōtō
      • Ōbaku (school of Buddhism)
      • Rinzai
  • Vajrayana
    • Shingon Buddhism
    • Tibetan Buddhism
      • Bön
      • Gelukpa
      • Kagyupa
        • Dagpo Kagyu
          • Karma Kagyu
          • Barom Kagyu
          • Tsalpa Kagyu
          • Phagdru Kagyu
          • Drikung Kagyu
          • Drukpa Kagyu
        • Shangpa Kagyu
      • Nyingmapa
      • Sakyapa
        • Jonangpa
  • New Buddhist movements
    • Aum Shinrikyo (now known as Aleph)
    • Diamond Way
    • Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
    • New Kadampa Tradition
    • Share International
    • True Buddha School
    • Vipassana movement

Hinduism

See also: Hindu denominations and Contemporary Hindu movements
  • Agama Hindu Dharma
  • Hindu revivalism
  • Lingayatism
  • Reform movements
    • Arya Samaj
    • Brahmo Samaj
  • Shaivism
  • Shaktism
  • Tantrism
  • Smartism
  • Vaishnavism
Major schools and movements of Hindu philosophy
  • Nyaya
  • Purva mimamsa
  • Samkhya
  • Vaisheshika
  • Vedanta (Uttara Mimamsa)
  • Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
    • Bhakti Yoga
    • Hatha yoga
    • Siddha Yoga
    • Tantric Yoga

Jainism

  • Digambara
  • Shvetambara

Sikhism

  • Khalsa
    • Nihang
  • Namdhari or Kuka Sikhs
  • Sahajdhari Sikh

Iranian religions

East Asian religions

Confucianism

  • Neo-Confucianism
  • New Confucianism

Shinto

Taoism

Other

  • Caodaism
  • Chondogyo
  • Chinese folk religion
  • Falun Gong
  • I-Kuan Tao
  • Jeung San Do
  • Legalism
  • Mohism

African diasporic religions

African diasporic religions are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas among African slaves and their descendants in various countries of the Caribbean Islands and Latin America, as well as parts of the southern United States. They derive from African traditional religions, especially of West and Central Africa, showing similarities to the Yoruba religion in particular.

See also: African diasporic religions
  • Batuque
  • Candomblé
  • Dahomey mythology
  • Haitian mythology
  • Kumina
  • Macumba
  • Mami Wata
  • Obeah
  • Oyotunji
  • Quimbanda
  • Santería (Lukumi)
  • Umbanda
  • Vodou

Indigenous traditional religions

See also: Paganism and Ethnic religion

Traditionally, these faiths have all been classified "Pagan", but scholars prefer the terms "indigenous/primal/folk/ethnic religions".

African

West Africa
  • Akan mythology
  • Ashanti mythology (Ghana)
  • Dahomey (Fon) mythology
  • Efik mythology (Nigeria, Cameroon)
  • Igbo mythology (Nigeria, Cameroon)
  • Isoko mythology (Nigeria)
  • Yoruba mythology (Nigeria, Benin)
Central Africa
  • Bushongo mythology (Congo)
  • Bambuti (Pygmy) mythology (Congo)
  • Lugbara mythology (Congo)
East Africa
  • Akamba mythology (East Kenya)
  • Dinka mythology (Sudan)
  • Lotuko mythology (Sudan)
  • Masai mythology (Kenya, Tanzania)
Southern Africa
  • Khoikhoi mythology
  • Lozi mythology (Zambia)
  • Tumbuka mythology (Malawi)
  • Zulu mythology (South Africa)

American

  • Abenaki mythology
  • Aztec mythology
  • Blackfoot mythology
  • Cherokee mythology
  • Chickasaw mythology
  • Choctaw mythology
  • Creek mythology
  • Crow mythology
  • Ghost Dance
  • Guarani mythology
  • Haida mythology
  • Ho-Chunk mythology
  • Hopi mythology
  • Huron mythology
  • Inca mythology
  • Inuit mythology
  • Iroquois mythology
  • Kwakiutl mythology
  • Lakota mythology
  • Leni Lenape mythology
  • Longhouse religion
  • Maya mythology
  • Midewiwin
  • Native American Church
  • Navajo mythology
  • Nootka mythology
  • Olmec mythology
  • Pawnee mythology
  • Salish mythology
  • Seneca mythology
  • Selk'nam religion
  • Tsimshian mythology
  • Urarina
  • Ute mythology
  • Zuni mythology

Eurasian

Asian
European

Oceania/Pacific

  • Australian Aboriginal mythology
  • Austronesian beliefs
    • Balinese mythology
    • Javanese beliefs
    • Melanesian mythology
    • Micronesian mythology
      • Modekngei
      • Nauruan indigenous religion
    • Philippine mythology
      • Anito
      • Gabâ
      • Kulam
    • Polynesian mythology
      • Hawaiian mythology
      • Maori mythology
        • Maori religion
      • Rapa Nui mythology

Cargo cults

Historical polytheism

Further information: Prehistoric religion and History of religion

Ancient Near Eastern

  • Ancient Egyptian religion
  • Ancient Semitic religions
  • Mesopotamian mythology
    • Arabian mythology (pre-Islamic)
    • Babylonian and Assyrian religion
      • Babylonian mythology
      • Chaldean mythology
    • Canaanite mythology
      • Canaanite religion
    • Hittite mythology
    • Persian mythology
    • Sumerian mythology

Indo-European

  • Proto-Indo-Iranian religion
  • Baltic polytheism
  • Celtic polytheism
    • Brythonic mythology
    • Gaelic mythology
  • Germanic polytheism
  • Greek polytheism
  • Hungarian polytheism
  • Finnish polytheism
  • Roman polytheism
  • Slavic polytheism

Hellenistic

Neopaganism

New Age, Esotericism, Mysticism

  • Anthroposophy
  • Christian mysticism
  • Esoteric Christianity
  • Hindu mysticism
  • Martinism
  • Meher Baba
  • Nazi mysticism
  • Occultism
  • Rosicrucian
    • Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
    • Ancient Order of the Rosicrucians
    • Rosicrucian Fellowship
  • Surat Shabd Yoga
    • Tantra
      • Ananda Marga Tantra-Yoga
  • Sufism
  • Thelema

Left-Hand Path

Magic

  • Hoodoo (Rootwork)
    • New Orleans Voodoo
  • Kulam - Filipino witchcraft
  • Magick
    • Chaos magic
    • Enochian magic
    • Demonolatry
      • Goetia
  • Pow-wow
  • Seid (shamanic magic)
  • Vaastu Shastra
  • Witchcraft

New religious movements

Shinshukyo

  • Church of World Messianity
  • PL Kyodan
  • Seicho-No-Ie

Fictional religions

Parody or mock religions

Others

Other categorisations

By demographics

  • List of religious populations

By area

Further information: Religion geography
  • Religion in Africa
  • Religion in North America
  • Religion in South America
  • Religion in Asia
  • Religion in Australia
  • Religion in Europe
  • Oceania / Pacific
  • Religion by country
    • List of state-established religions
    • Christianity by country
      • Roman Catholicism by country
      • Protestantism by country
    • Islam by country
    • Buddhism by country
    • Hinduism by country
    • Judaism by country, Jewish population
    • Sikhism by country
  • Buddhism by region

Other pages

  • List of religious organizations
  • List of people by belief
  • Mythology
  • Civil religion
  • Mystery religion
  • Shamanism
  • Totemism

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