This is a list of religions and spiritual traditions. Some entries are written more than once.

Abrahamic religions

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

Christianity

See also: List of Christian denominations by number of members

Catholicism

  • Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
Eastern
  • Syriac Christianity
    • Assyrian Church of the East
    • Indian Orthodox Church
      • Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
      • Syriac Orthodox Church
    • Mar Thoma Church
    • Syriac Catholic Church

Protestantism

Restorationism

Gnosticism

Christian Gnosticism
  • Ebionites
  • Cerdonians
  • Colorbasians
  • Simonians
Early Gnosticism
Medieval Gnosticism
  • Cathars
  • Bogomils
  • Paulicianism
  • Tondrakians
Persian Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism
  • Sethians

Islam

Kalam Schools
  • Ash'ari
  • Kalam
  • Maturidi
  • Murji'ah
  • Mu'tazili
Kharijite
  • Ibadi
  • Azraqi
  • Harūriyya
  • Sufri

Shi'ism

Sufism

Sunnism

Restorationism

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

Rabbinic Judaism
Non-Rabbinic Judaism
Historical groups
Other sects
  • Ebionites
  • Elkasites
  • Nazarenes
  • Sabbateans
    • Frankists

Others

Indian religions

Religions that began in South Asia and religions and traditions related to, and descended from, them.

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

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

Others

Iranian religions

East Asian 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.

Indigenous traditional faiths

See also: Animism, Paganism, and Shamanism

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

African

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

American

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
  • 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

Oceania

Cargo cults

  • John Frum
  • Johnson cult
  • Prince Philip Movement
  • Vailala Madness

Historical polytheism

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

Hellenistic

Neopaganism

New Age, Esotericism, Mysticism

Left-Hand Path

  • Luciferianism
  • Satanism
  • Setianism

Magic

New religious movements and UFO religions

Fictional religions

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