Atlas of religions

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Religion

Atlas of religions

English Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that (generally) involve a faith in a spiritual nature and a study of inherited ancestral traditions, knowledge and wisdom related to understanding human life. The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to faith as well as to the larger shared systems of belief.
español La religión es, según G. Lenski, un sistema compartido de creencias y prácticas asociadas, que se articula entorno a la naturaleza de las fuerzas que configuran el destino de los seres humanos.
français Le terme religion désigne un ensemble de rites, croyances, règles éthiques et pratiques, voire de dogmes, adoptés par une société, un groupe ou un individu. La religion est le plus souvent en rapport avec une notion de divinité ou de réalité transcendante. Le terme religion naturelle, cependant, désigne une doctrine qui s'appuie sur les seules inspirations de la raison et du cœur. On désigne souvent par religion les pratiques et rituels d'une communauté sociale.
русский Рели́гия – особая форма осознания мира, обусловленная верой в сверхъестественное, включающая в себя свод моральных норм и типов поведения, обрядов, культовых действий и объединение людей в организации (церковь, религиозную общину). Основы религиозных представлений, как правило, записаны в священных книгах, по убеждению сторонников религии либо продиктованных непосредственно богом, либо написанных людьми, достигшими с точки зрения данной религии высшего уровня духовного развития. Большинство религий поддерживаются профессиональными священослужителями.
हिन्दी धर्म (मज़हब) किसी एक या अधिक परलौकिक शक्ति में विश्वास और इसके साथ-साथ उसके साथ जुड़ी रिति, रिवाज़, परम्परा, पूजा-पद्धति और दर्शन का समूह है ।
中文(繁體)‎ 宗教 是人類社會發展到一定歷史阶段出現的一種文化現象,属于社會意識形態。主要特點為,相信現實世界之外存著超自然的神秘力量或實體,該神秘統攝萬物而擁有絕對權威、主宰自然進化、決定人世命運,從而使人對該一神秘產生敬畏及崇拜,並從而引申出信仰認知及仪式活動。在人类早期一些社会中,宗教承担了对世界的解释、司法审判、道德培养和心理安慰等功能。现代社会中,科学和司法已经从有些宗教分离出来,但是道德培养和心理安慰的功能还继续存在。宗教所構成的信仰體系和社會群組是人類思想文化和社會形態的一個重要組成部份。研究宗教的学科是宗教学。
العربية لدين ، مصطلح مثير للجدل يعنى وبشكل متبادل الإيمان، يعرّف عادة بأنه الإعتقاد المرتبط بما وراء الطبيعة ،المقدس والإلهي، كما يرتبط بالأخلاق والممارسات والمؤسسات المرتبطة بذلك الإعتقاد. وبالمفهوم الواسع ، عرّفه البعض على أنه المجموع العام للإجابات التي تفسر علاقة البشر بالكون. وفي مسيرة تطور الأديان، أخذت عدداً هائلاً من الأشكال في الثقافات المختلفة وبين الأفراد المختلفين. أما في عالم اليوم، فإن عددا من ديانات العالم الرئيسية هي المنتشرة والغالبة.
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Maps of religions[edit]

World religions GER.PNG World religions
Religion importance.PNG Importance of religions
Abraham Dharma.png Distribution of "Abrahamic" vs. "Dharmic" religions
Christ Islam.png Relative distribution of Christianity (red) vs. Islam (green); automatically generated from the lists at Islam by country and Christianity by country

Buddhism[edit]

Buddhism By Country Numbers.png Top 20 countries with the most Buddhists
Buddhism By Country Percent.png Top 20 countries with the highest percent of Buddhists

Christianity[edit]

Christianity percentage by country.png Percentage of Christians around the world
Catholicism By Country Numbers.png Top 60 countries with the most Catholics
Catholicism By Country Percent.png Top 60 countries with the highest percent of Catholics
Protestentism By Country Numbers.png Top 50 countries with the most Protestants
Protestentism By Country Percent.png Top 50 countries with the highest percent of Protestants

Hinduism[edit]

Hinduism By Country Numbers.png Top 25 countries with the most Hindus
Hinduism By Country Percent.png Top 25 countries with the highest percent of Hindus

Islam[edit]

Muslim distribution.jpg Muslim world

Judaism[edit]

Judaism By Country Numbers.png Top 50 countries with the most Jews

Notes and references[edit]

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