List of religions

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The following is a list of religions. Note that the classification hereunder is only one of several possible. This system uses a filter system for categorization. A group will be listed in a category as close to the top of the page as the definitions for the category allow. Even if multiple definitions are applicable a religion will only be listed once. The definition of religion for this page is fairly liberal.

Magical / Esoteric

Abrahamic religions

Believers in One God also called classical monotheism.

  • Babism
  • Bahá'í
    • Bahá'í Faith
  • Druzism
    • Orthodox Bahá'í Faith
  • Samaritanism (Samaritans)
  • Mandaeanism
  • Rastafarianism
  • Black Hebrews

Christianity

  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Oriental Orthodoxy (Monophysitism)
  • Nestorianism
  • Protestantism
    • Anabaptists
    • Anglicans
    • Baptists
    • Lutherans
    • Methodists
    • Pentecostalism|Pentecostals
    • Reformed
      • Presbyterian
    • Society of Friends (Quakers)
    • Waldensians
  • Restorationism
    • Jehovah's Witnesses
    • Mormonism
    • Seventh-day Adventist

Gnosticism

  • Basilidians
  • Bogomils
  • Borborites
  • Cainites
  • Carpocratians
  • Cathars
  • Marcionism (not entirely Gnostic)
  • Ophites
  • Valentinians

Islam

  • Ahmadiyya
  • Kharijites
    • Ibadis
    • Sufris
  • Nation of Islam
  • Shi'a Islam (Shiite)
    • Alawites
    • Ismailis
    • Jafari
    • Zaiddiyah
  • Sunni Islam
    • Berailvi
    • Deobandi
    • Hanafi
    • Hanbali
    • Maliki
    • Mu'tazili
    • Shafi'i
    • Wahhabi
  • Sufism
  • Zikri

Judaism

  • Contemporary divisions
    • Karaite Judaism
    • Rabbinic Judaism
      • Orthodox Judaism
        • Haredi Judaism
        • Hassidic Judaism
        • Modern Orthodox Judaism
      • Reform Judaism
      • Conservative Judaism ( Masorti )
      • Reconstructionist Judaism
    • Humanistic Judaism
  • Historical Sects
    • Hasmoneans
    • Essenes
    • Pharisees
    • Sadducees
    • Zealots
      • Sicarii
  • Heretical sects that believed Jesus was a prophet
    • Ebionites
    • Elkasites
    • Nazarenes
    • Talmidaism
  • Crypto-Jews
    • Marranos
    • Conversos
  • Jewish messianic movements
    • Jacob Frank (Frankists)
    • Sabbatai Zevi (Sabbatians)
      • Donmeh

Dharmic religions

Religions with a concept of Dharma, also major religions of historical India

Hinduism

Buddhism

  • Mahayana
  • Nikaya Buddhism (which have historically been called Hinayana in the West)
    • Theravada
  • Vajrayana

Jainism

  • Digambara
  • Shvetambara

Other revealed religions

These are broadly similar to Abrahamic religions in scope and nature, but follow a separate history of prophesy and belief

Indigenous religions

The orally transmitted canon of indigenous peoples, many involving some variant of animism and most defunct

African religions

  • Akamba mythology
  • Akan mythology
  • Ashanti mythology
  • Bushongo mythology
  • Dahomey mythology
  • Dinka mythology
  • Efik mythology
  • Egyptian mythology
  • Isoko mythology
  • Khoikhoi mythology
  • Lotuko mythology
  • Lugbara mythology
  • Pygmy mythology
  • Tumbuka mythology
  • Yoruba mythology
  • Zulu mythology

European religions

Asian religions

  • Babylonian and Assyrian religion
    • Assyrian mythology
    • Babylonian mythology
    • Chaldean mythology
    • Sumerian mythology
  • Bön (Indigenous Tibetan belief)
  • Chinese mythology
  • Shinto
    • Oomoto
  • Tengrism (Indigenous Mongol, Tartar & Kazakh belief)
  • Yezidis (Modified indigenous Kurdish belief)

Native American religions

  • Abenaki mythology
  • Aztec mythology
  • Blackfoot mythology
  • Chippewa mythology
  • Creek mythology
  • Crow mythology
  • Guarani mythology
  • Haida mythology
  • Ho-Chunk mythology
  • Huron mythology
  • Ibo mythology
  • Iroquois mythology
  • Kwakiutl mythology
  • Lakota mythology
  • Lenape mythology
  • Navaho mythology
  • Nootka mythology
  • Pawnee mythology
  • Salish mythology
  • Seneca mythology
  • Tsimshian mythology
  • Ute mythology
  • Zuni mythology

Northern indigenous religions

  • Aleut mythology
  • Evenk mythology
  • Inuit mythology
  • Yukaghir mythology

Oceanic religions

  • Australian Aboriginal mythology
  • Balinese mythology
  • Micronesian mythology
  • Maori mythology
  • Modekngei (Republic of Palau )
  • Nauruan indigenous religion
  • Polynesian mythology
  • Tuvaluan mythology

Neopaganism

Modern religions seeking to recreate indigenous, usually pre-Christian, beliefs and practices

  • Ásatrú
  • Church of All Worlds
  • Dievturiba
  • Ghost Dance
  • Neo-druidism
  • Judeo-Paganism
  • Hellênismos
  • Orisha (beliefs of the former West African slaves in the New World)
    • Kumina
    • Obeah
    • Santeria (Lukumi)
    • Voudun
      • Beninese Vodun
      • La Regla Arara
      • Jeje Vodun
      • Sèvis Gine
  • Kongo (beliefs of the former South and Central African (Bantu) slaves in the New World
    • Candomblé
    • Macumba
    • Palo
      • Mayombe
        • Kimbisa
        • Briyumba
        • Malongo
    • Umbanda and Quimbanda
    • Xango
  • Rodoverie (Slavic paganism)
  • Summum

Wicca

  • Alexandrian Wicca
  • Dianic Wicca ( Feminist Wicca )
  • Gardnerian Wicca
  • Seax-Wica
  • Faery Wicca
  • Feri Tradition

Non-revealed religions

Philosophies not transmitted by a divine prophet

Left-Hand Path religions

The ultimate goal is separating consciousness from the universe, rather than being absorbed by it

  • Demonolatry
  • Dragon Rouge
  • Satanism
    • LaVeyan Satanism
      • Church of Satan
      • First Satanic Church
    • Order of Nine Angles
  • Setianism also spelled Sethianism
    • Temple of Set
    • The Storm
  • Quimbanda

Syncretic religions

Faiths created from blending earlier religions or that consider all or some religions to be essentially the same

  • Revelation of Arès
  • Cao Dai
  • Falun Dafa ( Falun Gong )
  • Huna
  • Konkokyo
  • Law of One
  • Mahikari [2]
  • Manichaeism
  • Unitarian Universalism
  • Universal Life Church
  • Tenrikyo
  • Theosophy
  • Seicho-No-Ie

Entheogen religions

Religions based around divinely inspiring substances

  • Ayahuasca-based beliefs
    • Santo Daime [3]
    • União do Vegetal
  • Church of the Universe (marijuana sacrament)
  • Peyotism
  • THC Ministry

New religious movements

Religions founded since 1850 with small followings

Indigenous NRM's

  • Burkhanism
  • Cargo cults
  • Ghost Dance
  • Native American Church

African Diaspora / Latin American NRM's

  • Rastafarianism
  • Umbanda
  • Candomble

Hindu-oriented NRM's

  • Sai Baba / Sathya Sai Baba
  • Hare Krishna
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Sant Mat
  • Swaminarayan
  • Vedanta Society
  • Rajneeshism
  • Meher Baba (actually a Zoroastrian)

NRM's with Islamic Roots

  • Subud
  • Ahmadi
  • Baha'i
  • Dances of Universal Peace
  • Said Nursi
  • Nation of Islam (Black Muslims)

Christian-oriented NRM's

  • Unification Church
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Adventism
  • Mormonism
  • Jesus People
  • Children of God
  • People's Temple
  • Pentecostalism
  • Holiness movement

Buddhist-oriented NRM's

  • Soka Gakkai
  • Won Buddhism
  • Hoa Hao
  • Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

Chinese-oriented NRM's

  • I-Kuan Tao
  • Falun Gong

Japanese-oriented NRM's

  • Tenrikyo
  • Seicho no Ie
  • Johrei or Reiki
  • Oomoto
  • Soka Gakkai
  • Aum Shinrikyo

Korean-oriented NRM's

  • Chondogyo
  • Unification Church

Vietnamese-oriented NRM's

  • Caodaism
  • Hoa Hao

White Supremacist Religions

  • Church of Jesus Christ Christian
  • Covenant of the Sword and the Arm of the Lord
  • World Church of the Creator ( Creativity Movement )
  • Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan [4]

Alien-based religions

  • The Aetherius Society [5]
  • Raelism
  • Scientology
    • Church of Scientology
    • Free Zone
  • Unarius society ( Unarius Academy of Science ) [6]
  • Urantia, Book of

Other NRM's

  • Anthroposophy
  • Aum Shinrikyo ( Aleph )
  • Baluan Native Christian United Church
  • Breatharianism (Air cult)
  • Brianism
  • Christian Fellowship Church of New Georgia
  • Church Universal and Triumphant
  • Eckankar
  • Elan Vital
  • Faithists of Kosmon
  • Juche (The personality cult of North Korean leaders)
  • Order of the Solar Temple
  • Process Church|Process Church of the Final Judgement
  • Purtillology
  • Racist religions
  • Sathya Sai Organisation
    • Kardecist Spiritism
  • Subud
  • Tuka Movement
  • The Unification Church (Moonies)
  • Church of Virus
  • Yoism

Parody or mock religions

Groups that poke fun at other religions or religion in general

  • Church of the SubGenius (The cult of Bob Dobbs)
  • Discordianism (The Cult of Eris, the Goddess of Chaos)
  • Church of Bill Nye The Science Guy
  • Church of God the Utterly Indifferent
  • Elvis religions
    • Church of Jesus Christ Elvis
    • The First Preslyterian Church of Elvis the Divine [7]
  • Fictional religions turned Parody
    • Bokononism
    • Jedi census movement
  • The First Church of the Last Laugh [8]
  • Invisible Pink Unicorn
  • Kibology
  • Landover Baptist Church
  • Universal Church of Google
  • Roshambo (religion)|Roshambo
  • Shatnerology
  • Text editor religions
    • Church of Emacs
    • Cult of Vi
    • First Church of Pac-Man [9]

Nonsectarian and trans-sectarian religious movements and practices

Mysticism

Forms of religion

External links

References

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.