Bible Study Lessons:  A List of World Religions

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Here's a List of the World's Major Religions, whose topics are covered in standard Bible Study Lessons. 


1. CHRISTIANITY: a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of the man known as Jesus (2.1 billion)

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2. ISLAM: the monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God. (1.5 billion)

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3. SECULAR / NONRELIGIOUS: An adherence to the avoidance of organized religion. (1.1 billion)

4. HINDUISM: The predominant indigenous religious tradition of South Asia. (900 million)

5. CHINESE FOLK RELIGION: a collection of ethnic religious traditions which have been a main belief system in China throughout the civilization's history. (394 million)

6. BUDDHISM: a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha. (376 million)

7. PRIMAL INDIGENOUS: A set of African religious beliefs and practices, which is primarily tribal and composed of pre-colonization peoples. (300 million)

8. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: a variety of religions indigenous to the continent of Africa. (100 million)

9. SIKHISM: a monotheistic religion founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and ten successive Sikh Gurus. (23 million)

10. JUCHE: A North Korean philosophy that identifies the Korean masses as the masters of the country's development. (19 million)

11. SPIRITUALISM: A religion based on direct contact between living beings and the spirits of the dead. (15 million)

12. JUDAISM: The religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people, originating in the Hebrew Bible and explored in later texts such as the Talmud. (14 million)

13. BAHA'I: A monotheistic religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in nineteenth-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. (7 million)

14. JAINISM: An Indian religion that prescribes pacifism and a path of non-violence towards all living beings. (4.2 million)

15. SHINTO: The indigenous spirituality of Japan and the Japanese people. (4 million)

16. CAO DAI: A syncretistic, monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tây Ninh, southern Vietnam, in 1926. (4 million)

17. ZOROASTRIANISM: A religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster, who lived some time before 600 BC. (2.6 million)

18. TENRIKYO: a monotheistic religion originating in alleged revelations to a 19th-century Japanese woman named Nakayama Miki, known as Oyasama by followers. Tenrikyo promotes the "Joyous Life," cultivated through acts of charity and mindfulness. (2 million)

19. PAGANISM: a wide variety of ancient and modern religious movements influenced by the pre-Christian pagan beliefs of Europe. Wicca is an example of a Pagan religion. (1 million)

20. UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALISM: A belief system that emphasizes the unity of all things, and accepts other religions in an inclusive manner. (800 thousand).

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