List of religions

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.

A discussion of the ways in which "major religions" have historically been separated from the list of all religions can be found in the article Major world religions.

As there are countless small religions, many of which cannot be verified to be real or legitimate, only those religions with Wikipedia articles will be listed in order to ensure that all entries on this list are notable and verifiable.


1 Fictional religions
2 Forms of religion
3 Nonsectarian and trans-sectarian religious movements and practices

4 See also
5 External links

Abrahamic religions

Believers in One God, also called classical monotheism, who consider themselves descendants of the patriarch Abraham.

Dharmic religions

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

Revealed religions

Believers in one God, also called classical monotheism, who follow an Indo-European culture of belief, philosophy and angelology.

Indigenous religions

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

Neopagan or revival religions

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

Non-revealed religions

Philosophies not transmitted by a divine prophet

Left-Hand Path religions

Faiths teaching that the ultimate goal is separating consciousness from the universe, rather than being absorbed by it

Syncretic religions

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

Entheogen religions

Religions based around divinely inspiring substances

New religious movements

Religions founded since 1850 with small followings

Indigenous NRM's

African Diaspora / Latin American NRM's

Hindu-oriented NRM's

NRM's with Islamic Roots

Christian-oriented NRM's

Buddhist-oriented NRM's

Chinese-oriented NRM's

Japanese-oriented NRM's

Korean-oriented NRM's

Vietnamese-oriented NRM's

Western Magical / Esoteric Groups

White Supremacist Religions

Alien-based religions

Other NRM's

Parody or mock religions

Groups that poke fun at other religions or religion in general

Fictional religions

See List of fictional religions

Forms of religion

Nonsectarian and trans-sectarian religious movements and practices



Magic (religion)


Organizations promoting Ecumenism

See also

External links


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