Where Can You Find Information About the History of Religion?


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The online Ancient History Encyclopedia includes an article about religion in the ancient world, which begins by discussing Hinduism and the ancient Egyptian religions. Other European religions, including Christianity, are mentioned. About.com includes chronologies for Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

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Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world that is still practiced today; however, the ancient Egyptian religion is often considered to be one of the earliest in the world.

Many religions before Christianity shared patterns, including a supernatural creator, a son who dies for his people and is reborn, and an afterlife; there is mention of these phenomena in Phoenician texts from 2,700 BCE.

Information about the philosophy of religion and some historical discussions are available from the Stanford University website.

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