Outline of religion

Outline of religion

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to religion:

Religion – organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.


  • Religious studies 1
  • Religious concepts 2
    • Religious belief 2.1
    • Approaches to the beliefs of others 2.2
    • Religious behaviour and experiences 2.3
  • Religion-specific topics 3
    • African traditional and diasporic topics 3.1
    • Ayyavazhi topics 3.2
    • Bahá'í Faith topics 3.3
    • Buddhism topics 3.4
    • Cao Dai topics 3.5
    • Christianity topics 3.6
    • Hinduism topics 3.7
    • Islam topics 3.8
    • Jainism topics 3.9
    • Judaism topics 3.10
    • Modern Paganism topics 3.11
    • New Age topics 3.12
    • New religious movement topics 3.13
    • Open source religion topics 3.14
    • Rasta topics 3.15
    • Satanism topics 3.16
    • Shintō topics 3.17
    • Sikhism topics 3.18
    • Spiritism topics 3.19
    • Tenrikyo topics 3.20
    • Unitarian Universalism topics 3.21
    • Zoroastrianism topics 3.22
  • Irreligion topics 4
  • Religion and religious ideas in fiction 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7

Religious studies

Religious concepts

Religious belief

Approaches to the beliefs of others

Religious behaviour and experiences

Religion-specific topics

African traditional and diasporic topics

Ayyavazhi topics

Bahá'í Faith topics

Buddhism topics

Cao Dai topics

Cao Dai

Christianity topics

Hinduism topics

Islam topics

Jainism topics

Judaism topics

Modern Paganism topics

New Age topics

List of New Age topics

New religious movement topics

Open source religion topics

Rasta topics

Satanism topics

Shintō topics

Sikhism topics

Spiritism topics

Tenrikyo topics

Unitarian Universalism topics

Zoroastrianism topics

Irreligion topics

Religion and religious ideas in fiction

See also

External links

  • Studying Religion - Introduction to the methods and scholars of the academic study of religion
  • Full-text search engine - Searchable sacred texts of the major World Religions
  • Patheos.com - Offers a comprehensive library with essays written by prominent religious scholars
  • Guide to World Religions
  • A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right - Marx's original reference to religion as the opium of the people.
  • Religious tolerance
  • The Complexity of Religion and the Definition of “Religion” in International Law Harvard Human Rights Journal article from the President and Fellows of Harvard College(2003)
  • Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents by Adherents.com (August 28, 2005) Retrieved December 22, 2005