Religion is any belief system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, ethics, or organizations, that relate humanity to the supernatural or transcendental.
Religions relate humanity to what anthropologist Clifford Geertz has referred to as a cosmic “order of existence”. The study of religion encompasses a wide variety of academic disciplines, including theology, comparative religion and social scientific studies.
In fact, this animated geographic map shows to you how some major religions have spread through Earth’s human populations.
Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race.
Through countless types of interactions, conflicts, missions abroad, and simple word of mouth, these religions spread around the globe and forever molded the huge geographic regions in their paths.
In fact, a global poll in 2015 found that 63% of the globe identified as religious. Additionally, in 2005, estimates have classified 3.6 billion people (54%) of the world’s population as adherents of Abrahamic religions solely.
In fact, some academics studying comparative religion have divided religions into three broad categories; world religions, a term which refers to transcultural, international faiths.
Then, indigenous religions, which refers to smaller, culture-specific religious groups. And new religious movements, which refers to recently developed faiths.
This approximate geographical map is brought to you by the American Business Insider. It focuses on five major religions only.
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