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Abrahamic religions
Abrahamic religions
A group of monotheistic traditions often grouped together because all refer to a patriarch named Abraham.

Christianity
Christianity
See also: List of Christian denominations by number of members
Catholicism
Catholicism
Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
Independent Catholic Churches
Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church
Philippine Independent Church (In communion with the Anglican Church and the Union of Utrecht)
Polish National Catholic Church
Union of Utrecht (In communion with the Anglican Church)
Old Catholicism
Liberal Catholic Church
Roman Catholicism
Sui iuris (including Byzantine Rite churches)
Traditionalist Catholicism
Eastern Catholic Churches
Syriac Catholic Church
Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy
Eastern Orthodoxy
Greek Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodoxy
Coptic Orthodox Church
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Syriac Christianity
Assyrian Church of the East
Indian Orthodox Church
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Syriac Orthodox Church
Mar Thoma Church
Protestantism
Protestantism
Anglicanism (via media between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism)
Anglican Communion
Church of England
Church of Ireland
Church of Wales
Episcopal Church (United States)
Scottish Episcopal Church
Pre-Lutheran Protestants
Hussites
Lollards
Waldensians
Anabaptists
Amish
Brethren in Christ
Church of the Brethren
Hutterites
Mennonites
Old German Baptist Brethren
Baptists
Brethren
Catholic Apostolic Church
Charismatic movement
Christadelphians
Christian Israelite Church
Christian New Religious Movement
Unification Church (Moonies)
Christian Science
Children of God
Peoples Temple
Esoteric Christianity
Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster
Lutheranism
Methodism
Messianic Judaism
Most Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus
New Thought
Pentecostalism
Oneness Pentecostalism
Pietism
Holiness movement
Reformed churches
Puritans
Presbyterianism
Congregational church
Religious Society of Friends
Spiritism
Espiritismo
Swedenborgianism
Christian Spiritualism
United and uniting churches
Unitarianism
Universalism
Restorationism
Restorationism
Adventism
Millerites
Sabbatarianism
Seventh-day Adventists
Christadelphians
Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism)
Church of Christ (Temple Lot)
Community of Christ
Rigdonites
The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite)
Iglesia ni Cristo
New Apostolic church
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Restoration Movement
Gnosticism
Gnosticism
Christian Gnosticism
Ebionites
Cerdonians
Marcionism (not entirely Gnostic)
Colorbasians
Simonians
Early Gnosticism
Borborites
Cainites
Carpocratians
Ophites
Hermeticism
Medieval Gnosticism
Cathars
Bogomils
Paulicianism
Tondrakians
Persian Gnosticism
Mandaeanism
Manichaeism
Bagnolians
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism
Sethians
Basilidians
Thomasines
Valentinians
Bardesanites
Islam
Islam
Kalam Schools
Kalam
Ash’ari
Kalam
Maturidi
Murji’ah
Mu’tazili
Kharijite
Kharijite
Ibadi
Azraqi
Harūriyya
Sufri
Shi’ism
Shi’a Islam
Ismailis
Nizari / Aga Khani
Mustaali / Bohra
Jafari
Twelvers
Alawites
Alevi / Bektashi
Zaiddiyah
Sufism
Sufism
Bektashi
Chishti
Mevlevi
Naqshbandi
Tariqah
Quadiriyyah
Suhrawardiyya
Tijani
Universal Sufism
Dances of Universal Peace
Sunnism
Sunni Islam
Hanafi
Berailvi
Deobandi
Hanbali
Wahhabi
Maliki
Shafi’i
Restorationism
Ghair muqallidism
Salafism
Muwahhidism
Quranism
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.
Ahl-e Haqq (Yarsan)
Ahl-e Hadith
Ahl-e Qur’an
Ahmadiyya
Druze
Nation of Islam
Nazati Muslim
Moorish Science Temple of America
United Submitters International
Zikri
Judaism
Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism
Conservative Judaism
Masorti
Conservadox Judaism
Union for Traditional Judaism
Orthodox Judaism
Haredi Judaism
Hasidic Judaism
Modern Orthodox Judaism
Reform Judaism
Progressive Judaism
Liberal 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
Other sects
Samaritanism
Ebionites
Elkasites
Nazarenes
Sabbateans
Frankists
Others
Noachidism
Manichaism
Druze
Shabakism
Bábism
Azali
Bahá’í Faith
Mandaeism
Rastafari movement
Sabians
Indian religions
Indian religions
Religions that began in South Asia and religions and traditions related to, and descended from, them.
Buddhism
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
Hinduism
Agama Hindu Dharma
Hindu revivalism
Lingayatism
Reform movements
Arya Samaj
Brahmo Samaj
Shaivism
Shaktism
Tantrism
Smartism
Vaishnavism
Gaudiya Vaishnavism
ISKCON (Hare Krishna)
Major schools and movements of Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy
Nyaya
Purva mimamsa
Samkhya
Vaisheshika
Vedanta (Uttara Mimamsa)
Advaita Vedanta
Integral Yoga
Vishishtadvaita
Dvaita Vedanta
Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga
Bhakti Yoga
Hatha yoga
Siddha Yoga
Tantric Yoga
Others
Ayyavazhi
Jainism
Digambara
Shvetambara
Sikhism
Khalsa
Nihang
Namdhari or Kuka Sikhs
Sahajdhari Sikh
Mystic and esoteric versions of the major religions
Esotericism and Mysticism
Christian mysticism
Esoteric Christianity
Kabbalah (jewish mysticism)
Martinism
Sufism (islamic mysticism)
Hindu mysticism
Surat Shabd Yoga
Tantra
Ananda Marga Tantra-Yoga
Iranian religions
Iranian religions
Manichaeism
Mazdakism
Yazdânism
Alevi
Yarsani
Yazidi
Zoroastrianism
Zurvanism
East Asian religions
East Asian religions
Cao Dai
Chondogyo
Chinese folk religion
Confucianism
Neo-Confucianism
New Confucianism
Falun Gong
I-Kuan Tao
Jeung San Do
Legalism
Mohism
Oomoto
Shinto
Taoism
Tenrikyo
African diasporic religions
African diasporic religions
These religions are those of African cultures who have settled outside of Africa (diaspora). They are also sometimes called Creole religions. They include 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. The traditions come from African traditional religions, especially of West and Central Africa.
Batuque
Candomblé
Dahomey mythology
Haitian mythology
Kumina
Macumba
Mami Wata
Obeah
Oyotunji
Quimbanda
Santería (Lukumi)
Umbanda
Vodou
Winti
Indigenous traditional faiths
See also: AnimismPaganism, and Shamanism
Traditionally, these faiths have all been classified as pagan religions, but modern scholars prefer the terms “indigenous“, “primal“, “folk“, or “ethnic“.

African
African traditional religions
West Africa
Akan mythology
Ashanti mythology (Ghana)
Dahomey mythology (Fon)
Efik mythology (Nigeria, Cameroon)
Igbo mythology (Nigeria, Cameroon)
Isoko mythology (Nigeria)
Yoruba mythology (Nigeria, Benin)
Central Africa
Bushongo mythology (Congo)
Lugbara mythology (Congo)
Mbuti 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
Native American mythology
Traditional religions of the Native American peoples.
Abenaki mythology
Anishinaabe mythology
Aztec mythology
Blackfoot mythology
Cherokee mythology
Chickasaw mythology
Choctaw mythology
Creek mythology
Crow mythology
Eskimo religion
Ghost Dance
Guarani mythology
Haida mythology
Ho-Chunk mythology
Hopi mythology
Huron mythology
Inca mythology
Inuit mythology
Iroquois mythology
Kwakiutl mythology
Lakota mythology
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
Oriental
Bön (tibetan)
Chinese mythology
Japanese mythology
Koshinto
Siberian
Siberian Shamanism
Tengriism
Chukchi mythology
Aleut mythology
Evenk mythology
Yukaghir mythology
Uralic
Estonian mythology
Finnish mythology and Finnish paganism
Hungarian folk religion
Sami religion (including the Noaidi)
Tadibya
Oceania
Australian Aboriginal mythology
Dreaming
Austronesian beliefs
Balinese mythology
Javanese beliefs
Melanesian mythology
Micronesian mythology
Modekngei
Nauruan indigenous religion
Philippine mythology
Anito
Gabâ
Kulam
Polynesian mythology
Hawaiian religion
Maori mythology
Maori religion
Rapa Nui mythology
Moai
Tangata manu
Tuvaluan mythology
Cargo cults
Cargo cults
John Frum
Johnson cult
Prince Philip Movement
Vailala Madness
Historical polytheism
Further information: Prehistoric religion and History of religion
Ancient Near Eastern
Ancient Egyptian religion
Ancient Semitic religions
Mesopotamian mythology
Arabian mythology
Babylonian and Assyrian religion
Babylonian mythology
Chaldean mythology
Canaanite mythology
Canaanite religion
Hittite mythology
Persian mythology
Sumerian mythology
Indo-European
Proto-Indo-European religion
Proto-Indo-Iranian religion
Zoroastrianism
Historical Vedic religion
Baltic polytheism
Basque mythology
Celtic polytheism
Brythonic mythology
Gaelic mythology
Germanic polytheism
Anglo-Saxon religion
Norse religion
Continental Germanic religion
Greek polytheism
Hungarian polytheism
Finnish polytheism
Roman polytheism
Slavic polytheism
Hellenistic
Hellenistic religion
Mystery religions
Eleusinian Mysteries
Mithraism
Orphism
Pythagoreanism
Early Christianity
Gallo-Roman religion
Neopaganism
Neopaganism
Kemetism (egyptian neopaganism)
Rodnovery (slavic neopaganism)
Dievturiba (latvian neopaganism)
Germanic neopaganism
Asatru
Odinism
Druidry
Wicca
Occult religions
Occultism
Freemasonry
Rosicrucianism
Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
Ancient Order of the Rosicrucians
Rosicrucian Fellowship
Hermeticism
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Thelema
Left-hand path occult religions
Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path
Satanism
Symbolic Satanism
LaVey Satanism (Church of Satan)
Theistic Satanism
Joy of Satan
Order of Nine Angles
Luciferianism
Setianism (Temple of Set)
Vampirism (Temple of the Vampire)
Magic
Magic (religion)
Hoodoo (Rootwork)
New Orleans Voodoo
Kulam
Magick
Chaos magic
Enochian magic
Demonolatry
Goetia
Pow-wow
Seid (shamanic magic)
Vaastu Shastra
Witchcraft
New Age religions and UFO religions
New Age
Anthroposophy
Eckankar
Meher Baba
Happy Science
Heaven’s Gate
Raelism
Scientology
Parody religions
Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism
Discordianism
Church of the SubGenius
Fictional religions
Cthulhu Mythos
Jedi (Star Wars)
Klingon religion (Star Trek)
Robotology (Futurama)
Virtology (Godspell)
Jashinism (Naruto)