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African Religions
Akan Religions
Amhara Religions
Azande Religions
Bantu Religions
Pentacostal
Yoruba Religions
Zulu Religions
(Afro-)Caribbean religions
Anatolian Religions
Armenian Religion
Armenian Christianity
Orthodox/Eastern Christian
Byzantine Religions
Hittite Religions
Lydian Religions
Ottoman Religions
Pergamon Religions
Phrygian Religions
[Religions of] Pontus Kingdom
Urartian Religions
Animist
Apocalyptic Movements
Apocalyptic Movements
messianic movements
Millenarian Movements
Assyrian Religions
Australian Traditions
Babi and Baha’i Faiths
Azali Babis
Baha’i World Faith
Orthodox Baha'i
Bön (Tibetan: bon)
Buddhist Traditions
Chinese Buddhist Traditions
Chan Buddhism (chan zong 禪宗)
Daśabhūmikā (dilun zong 地論宗)
Disciplinary school (lü zong 律宗)
Faxiang school (faxiang zong 法相宗)
Huayan school (huayan zong 華嚴宗)
Kośa school (jushe zong 俱舍宗)
Mādhyamika school (sanlun zong 三論宗)
Pure Land school (jingtu zong 淨土宗)
Satyasiddhi school (chengshi zong 成實宗)
Sect of the Three Stages (sanjie jiao 三階教)
Tantric school (mi zong 密宗 or mi jiao 密教)
Tiantai school (tiantai zong 天台宗)
Cybersect Buddhism
Indian Buddhist Traditions
Mahāsāṃghika
Bahuśrutīya
Caitika
Ekavyāvahārika
Lokottaravāda
Prajñaptivāda
Sarvāstivāda
Sthaviravāda
Dharmaguptaka
Kāśyapīya
Mahīśāsaka
Pudgalavāda
Saṃmatīya
Vātsīputrīya
Sāṃmatīya
Ṣaṇnagarika
Sarvāstivāda
Vibhajyavāda
Japanese Buddhist Traditions
Disciplinary school (risshū 律宗)
Hossō school (hossō shū 法相宗)
Ji school (ji shū 時宗)
Kegon school (kegon shū 華嚴宗)
Kusha school (kusha shū 俱舍宗)
Mādhyamika school (sanron shū 三論宗)
Nichiren (nichiren shū 日蓮宗)
Ōbaku Zen (ōbaku shū 黄檗宗)
Pure Land school (jōdo shū 淨土宗)
Rinzai Zen (rinzai shū 臨済宗)
Satyasiddhi school (jōjitsu shū 成實宗)
Shin Buddhism (jōdo shinshū 浄土真宗)
Shingon (shingon shū 真言宗)
Soto Zen (sōtō shū 曹洞宗)
Tendai school (tendai shū 天台宗)
Jurchen Buddhist Traditions
Khitan Buddhist Traditions
Korean Buddhist Traditions
Korean Buddhist Traditions
Mongolian Buddhism
Nepali Buddhist Traditions
Newar Buddhism
Quan Yin Method
Sri Lankan Buddhist Groups
Abhayagiri
Amarapura Nikāya
Jetavāna
Mahāvihāra
Mainland Southeast Asian Buddhist Traditions
Rāmañña Nikāya
Siam Nikāya
Asgiriya Lineage
Dambulla Lineage
Malvatta Lineage
Thai Buddhist Traditions
Tibetan Buddhist Traditions
Geluk sect (dge lugs)
Kagyü sect (bka’ brgyud)
Nyingma sect (rnying ma)
Sakya sect (sa skya)
Vietnamese Buddhist Traditions
Canaanite Religions
Caribbean Religion
Celtic Religions
Celtic polytheism
Romano-British paganism
Chinese Religion
Chinese Buddhist Traditions
Chan Buddhism (chan zong 禪宗)
Daśabhūmikā (dilun zong 地論宗)
Disciplinary school (lü zong 律宗)
Faxiang school (faxiang zong 法相宗)
Fazang
Huayan school (huayan zong 華嚴宗)
Kośa school (jushe zong 俱舍宗)
Mādhyamika school (sanlun zong 三論宗)
Pure Land school (jingtu zong 淨土宗)
Satyasiddhi school (chengshi zong 成實宗)
Sect of the Three Stages (sanjie jiao 三階教)
Tantric school (mi zong 密宗 or mi jiao 密教)
Tiantai school (tiantai zong 天台宗)
Chinese Christian Traditions
Chinese Common Religions
Chinese Folk Religions
Chinese Islamic Traditions
Chinese Jewish Traditions
Chinese Manichaen traditions
Chinese Mazdaism
Chinese Nestorian Traditions
Chinese State Religion
Han Imperial Confucianism
Imperial Confucian Traditions
Shang Religion / Western Zhou Religion
Confucian (rujia 儒家) Traditions
Imperial Confucian Traditions
Neo-Confucian Traditions
Pre-Qin Confucian Traditions
Daoist Traditions
Celestial Masters (tianshi dao 天師道)/Way of Orthodox Unity (zhengyi dao 正一道)
'Complete Perfection' (quanzhen dao 全真道)
'Highest Clarity' (shangqing 上清)
Inner Alchemy (neidan 內丹)
'Numinous Treasure'/Lingbao school (lingbao 靈寶)
Study of the Mysterious (xuanxue 玄學)
Yellow Turbans/Great Peace movement (taiping dao 太平道)
Legalism
Qin Legalism
Christian Traditions
Adventist
African indigenous sects (AICs)
Anglican
Apostolic/New Apostolic
Armenian Christianity
Baptist
Brethren
Plymouth
Catholic
Aglipayan
Gallican
Old Catholic
'Roman' Catholic
Uniate
Chinese Christian Traditions
Dalit Christianity
"Divine Presence" Christian Snycretism
Early Christianity
Early Christianity in Scandinavia
Evangelical (charismatic)
Friends (Quakers)
Himalayan Christianity
Japanese Christianity
Jehova’s Witnesses
Korean Christianity
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(The) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Lutheran
Medieval Christianity
Mennonite
Amish
Methodist
Monastic Order
Mongolian Christianity
New Thought
Christian Science
Divine Science
Religious Science
Unity Church
Orthodox/Eastern Christian
Armenian
Chalcedonian
Coptic
Ethiopian Orthodox
Jacobite/Syrian Orthodox
Nestorian
Orthodox Christianity
Russian Orthodox
Pentecostal
Protestantism
Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United
Stone-Campbell (Restoration Movement)
Tribal Christianity
Circumpolar Religions
Inuit religion
Sámi religion
Crimean Religions
Bosporus Religions
Khazar Religions
[Religions of the] Golden Horde
[Religions of the] Kipchak Confederation
Volga Bulgaria Religions
Dualist Tradition
Early Christianity
Early Christianity
Egyptian Religions
Finno-Ugric religions
Germanic Religions
Anglo-Saxon paganism
Carolingian Religions
Frankish Religions
Norse pre-Christian Religions
Norse Early Iron Age Religion
Norse Late Iron Age / Viking Age Religion
Greek Religions
Greek Domestic Religions
Greek Mystery Cults
Greek Philosophical Traditions
Epicureanism
Neoplatonism
Platonism
Stoicism
Greek Polis Religions
Macedonian Religions
Hellenistic Religions
Heresy
indic religion
Indic Religious Traditions
Aśoka's (Secular) Dharma
Bahā’ī faith
Bhakti traditions
Christians in India
Fertility Cult
Harappan religions
Hinduism
Bhakti traditions
Diaspora
Hindu Śākta traditions
Hindu Tantric traditions
Indus Valley Religion
Modern Hinduism
Arya Samaj
Radhasoami
Śaiva traditions
Aghor traditions
Kina Ram Aghor Sampradāya
Kālāmukhas
Kāpalikas
Lākulas
Liṅgāyat or Vīraśaiva
Nāth Sampradāya
Gorakhnāth Sampradāya
Kānphaṭa Sampradāya
Pāśupatas
Śaiva Daśanāmī order
Śaiva traditions in Kashmir
Non-Saiddhāntika traditions (vāma)
Kaula Tradition
Krama tradition
Trika Tradition (“Kashmir” Śaivism’)
Pratyabhijñā
Śaiva Siddhānta (dakṣina)
Tamil Śaiva traditions
Tribal Himalayan traditions
Sant Mat
Smārta
Surat Shabd Yoga
Vaiṣṇava Traditions
Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya (Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism)
Haridāsī Sampradāya
Kabīrpanth
Mādhva Sampradāya
Mahānubhāva Sampradāya
Nimbārka Sampradāya
Pāñcarātra tradition
Rādhāvallabha Sampradāya
Rāmānanda Sampradāya
Vaikhānasa Traditions
Vallabha Sampradāya
Vārkari Sampradāya
Vedic texts and school
Smṛti
Darśanas
Mīmāṃsā
Nyāya
Sāṃkhya
Vaiśeṣika
Vedānta
Yoga
Dharmaśāstras
Manava Dharmaśāstra or Manusmṛti
Yājñavalkyasmṛti
Itihāsa
Mahābhārata
Rāmāyaṇa
Purāṇas
Mahāpurāṇas
Sthalapurāṇas
Upapurāṇas
Vaṃśapurāṇas
Upavedas
Āyurveda
Dhanurveda
Gāndharvaveda
Sthāpatyaveda
Vedāṅgas
Chandas
Jyotiṣa
Kalpa
Dharmasūtra
Gṛhyasūtra
Śrautasūtra
Nirukta
Śikṣā
Vyākaraṇa
Śruti
Brāhmaṇas
Vedasaṃhitas
Atharvaveda
Āraṇyakas
Brāhmaṇas
Upaniṣads
Ṛgveda
Āraṇyakas
Brāhmaṇas
Upaniṣads
Sāmaveda
Āraṇyakas
Brāhmaṇas
Upaniṣads
Yajurveda
Āraṇyakas
Brāhmaṇas
Upaniṣads
Upaniṣads
Indic Buddhist Traditions
Modern Buddhist groups
Ambedkar’s Navayāna Buddhism
Buddhism of Tibetan origin (Tibetan refugee communities in India, mostly in Bhoutan, Ladakh, Nepal and Sikkim)
Dalit Buddhism
Himalayan Buddhists
Neo-Buddhism
The Mahābodhi society
Theravādin Buddhists in East Bengal
Nikāya Buddhism (mainstream Buddhist schools)
Earliest schools
Mahāsāṃghika
Sthaviranikāya
Later schools
Abhayagirivāsa
Aparaśaila
Avantaka
Bahuśrutīya
Caitika
Dharmaguptaka
Haimavata
Jetavanīya
Kāśyapīya
Kaukkutika
Kaurukullaka
Lokottaravāda or Ekavyavahārika
Mahāvihāravāsa
Mahīśāsaka
Mūlasarvātisvāda
Prajñaptivāda
Pudgalavāda
Pūrvaśaila
Sarvāstivāda
Sautrāntika/Dārṣṭāntika
Tāmraśātīya
Theravāda
Vibhajyavādin
Scholastic traditions of Mahāyāna in India
Mādhyamika
Prāsaṇgika
Svātantrika
Yogācāra (Vijñānavāda)
Tantric Buddhist traditions
Kālacakra
Sahajayāna
Vajrayāna (Mantrayāna or Guhyamantrayāna)
Islamic Traditions
Aḥmadī
Lāhōrī
Qādiyānī
Shīʿī
Ismāʿīlī
Mustaʿlī (Bohras or Ṭayyibī)
Dāʾūdī
Sulaimanī
Nizārī (Khojas; Aga Khans)
Momnas
Shamsī
Ṣūfī
Chishtī
Ḥaidarī
Ithnāʿasharī (Twelver )
Kubrawī
Firdawsī
Madārī
Madārī
Naqshbandī
Qādirī
Qalandāri
Shaṭṭārī
Suhrawardī
Sunnī
Ahl-i Ḥadīth
Barelwī
Deobandi
Jain Traditions
Digambara
neo-Digambara groups
Akram Vijñān movement
Kānjī Svāmī Panth
Śrīmad Rājacandra movement
Jain Tantra
Śvētāmbara
Añcala Gaccha
Kharatara Gaccha
Sthānakvāsī
Terā Panthī
Tapā Gaccha
Yāpanīyas
Sant Mat
Sikh traditions
3HO movement (Sikh Dharma movement)
Akhand Kīrtanī Jathā
Dhirmalis
Early Panth
Khālsā Sikhs
Early Khālsā Sikhs
Bandai Sikhs
Modern Khālsā Sikhs
Amritdhārī Sikhs
Keśdhārī Sikhs
Mīnā sect
Nāmdhārī Sikhs (Kuka movement)
Nildhari
Nānakpanthī Sikhs
Nihang Sikhs (Akālī Sikhs)
Nirankarī Sikhs
Sant Nirankarī
Nirmalā Sikhs
Panj Mel
Rāmdāsī Sikhs
Ravidāsī Sikhs
Sahajdhārī Sikhs
Sevāpanthī Sikhs
Traditions peripheral to Sikh traditions
Udāsi Sikhs
Vedic Traditions
Zoroastrian traditions (Parsis)
Islamic Traditions
Ahmadiyya
Chinese Islamic Traditions
Khawarij
Azraqi
Haruriyya
Ibadiyya
Sufri
Meo Muslim
messianic movements
Mongolian Islam
Nation of Islam
Shiite/Shi'a
Ismal'ilism
Musta'li
Tayyibi
Bohras
Nizari
Druze
Ismaili
Sevenver
Qaramita
Jafri
'Alawi
Alevi
Twelver
Akbari
Shaykhi
Usuli
Zaidiyyah
Sufism
Bektashi
Chishtï
Mawlawi
Murïdiyya
Naqshbandi
Oveyssi
Qadiriyyah
Shadhil
Suhrawardiyya
Tijäniyyah
Sunni
Barelvi
Deoband movement
Hanafi
Hanbali
Maliki
Shafi'i
Tablighi Jamaat
Italic Religions
Jain Traditions
Digambara
Sthanakavasis
Svetambara
Japanese Religions
Japanese Buddhist Traditions
Japanese Christianity
Japanese Confucianism
Japanese Neo-Confucianism
Shintō
Japanese State Shintō
New Religious Movements
Ennō-kyō
PL Kyōdan/Church of Perfect Liberty
Seichō-no-ie
Sekai Kyūsei kyō/Church of World Messianity
Tenrikyō
Tenshō Kōtai Jingūkyō
Zenrinkai/Zenrinkyō
Sect Shintō
Shrine Shintō
Jewish Traditions
Chinese Jewish Traditions
Conservative
Hasidic
Orthodox Judaism
Late Second Temple Judaism
Reconstructionist
Reform
Unaffiliated
Korean Religions
Korean Buddhist Traditions
Korean Christianity
Korean Confucianism
Korean New Religion
Korean Shamanism
Maghreb Religions
Tunis Religions
Aghlabid Religions
Berber Religions
Hafsid Religions
Muminid Religions
[Religions of] Carthage
[Religions of] Vandal Kingdom
Manichaeism
Chinese Manichaen traditions
Mazdaism
Chinese Mazdaism
Mekong-Delta Religions
Chenla Religion
Funan Religion
Khmer Religions
Mesoamerican Religions
Aztec Religions
Mayan Religions
Mayapan Religion
Mixtec Religion
Olmec religion
Tarascan religion
Teotihuacan Religions
Toltec Religion
Zapotec Religion
Mesopotamian Religions
Akkadian Religions
Assyrian Religions
Babylonian Religions
Daylam Religions
Old Babylonian Religions
[Religions of the] Abbāsid Caliphate
[Religions of the] Rashidun Caliphate
[Religions of the] Umayyad Caliphate
Minoan Religions
Mithraism
Mongolian Religions
Mongolian Buddhism
Mongolian Christianity
Mongolian Islam
Mongolian Shamanism
Native American (North American) Religions
Haida
Hopi Religons
Kwakiutal Religions
Lakota Religious Traditions
Navajo Religions
Shoshoni Religions
Zuni Religions
Nestorianism
Chinese Nestorian Traditions
New Age Religion
New Religious Movement
Apocalyptic Movements
New Religious Movement (NRM)
Oceanic Religions
Melanesia
Fijian Religons
Rotuman Religions
Kastom
Micronesia
Polynesia
Anuta Religions
Hawaiian Religons
Pantheistic
Persian Religions
Achaemenid Religions
Il-Khanate Religions
Kara Koyunlu Religion
Median Religions
Middle Elamite Religions
Neo-Elamite Religions
Parthian (Arsacid) Religions
[Religions of the] Seljuk Sultanate
Safavid Religions
Sāsānian Religion
Seleucid Religions
Reform Movement
Roman Religious Traditions
Ancient Christianity in Rome
Diaspora Judaism in Rome
Egyptian Religions
Greek Religions in Rome
Italic Religions
Mithraism
Romano-British paganism
Roman Private Religions
Roman Domestic Cult
Roman State Religions
Imperial Cult (emperor worship)
Republican Religions
Shintō
Japanese State Shintō
New Religious Movements
Ennō-kyō
PL Kyōdan/Church of Perfect Liberty
Seichō-no-ie
Sekai Kyūsei kyō/Church of World Messianity
Tenrikyō
Tenshō Kōtai Jingūkyō
Zenrinkai/Zenrinkyō
Sect Shintō
Shrine Shintō
Sikhism
Slavic Religions
Cult of Perun
South American Religions
Aymara Religions
Chavin Religion
Inca Religion
Southeast Asian Religions
Balinese Hinduism
Sumerian religions
Syncretic Religions
Transnational Cybersect
UFO Religion
Vaishnavism
Vedic religion
Vietnamese Religions
Yârsân / Ahl-e Haqq
Yazdânism (Kurdish Religions)
Zoroastrianism
Gabars (Iraq)
Parsis (India)
Zurvanism

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