Outline Of Historical Religions

This article is the Outline of Historical Religions. Enjoy…!

Historical religions of the ancient world shared many of the same patterns with each other even though the cultures may never have had any contact with each other. Such as Prehistoric religion, Ancient Egyptian ReligionAncient Mesopotamian ReligionBrahmanismReligion in pre-Islamic ArabiaInca mythology, ancient Greece and Rome, and their Hellenistic descendants.

Religious history begins with the invention of writing about 5,200 years ago (3200 BCE). The prehistory of religion involves the study of religious beliefs that existed prior to the advent of written records.

In ancient times, religion was indistinguishable from what is known as ‘mythology‘ in the present day and consisted of regular rituals based on a belief in higher supernatural entities who created and continued to maintain the world and surrounding cosmos. These entities were anthropomorphic and behaved in ways which mirrored the values of the culture closely (as in Egypt) or sometimes engaged in acts antithetical to those values (as one sees with the gods of Greece). Religion, then and now, concerns itself with the spiritual aspect of the human condition, gods and goddesses (or a single personal god or goddess), the creation of the world, a human being’s place in the world, life after death, eternity, and how to escape from suffering in this world or in the next; and every nation has created its own god in its own image and resemblance.

Ancient Egyptian funerary masks in the Ägyptisches Museum Berlin

Ancient Egyptian funerary masks in the Ägyptisches Museum Berlin

Article about Historical Religions

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Religions in the Ancient World

Bronze Age

Classical antiquity


Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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