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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

Western
Eastern

Protestantism

Restorationism

Gnosticism

Christian Gnosticism
Early Gnosticism
Medieval Gnosticism
Persian Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism

Islam

Kalam Schools
Kharijite
Shi'a Islam
Sufism
Sunni Islam
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

Others

Indian religions

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

Buddhism

Hinduism

Major schools and movements of Hindu philosophy

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

West Africa
Central Africa
East Africa
Southern Africa

American

Traditional religions of the Native American peoples.

Eurasian

Asian
European

Oceania

Cargo cults

Historical polytheism

Further information: Prehistoric religion and History of religion

Ancient Near Eastern

Indo-European

Hellenistic

Neopaganism

New Age, Esotericism, Mysticism

Left-Hand Path

Magic

New religious movements and UFO religions

Fictional religions

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