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This list appeared in The Christian Science Monitor as the "Top 10 Organized Religions in the World" (August 4, 1998, edition, on page B2)
A Statue of Hindu deity Shiva . India is the birthplace of some of the world's major religious traditions ; namely Hinduism , Buddhism , Jainism and Sikhism .
A Statue of the Hindu deity Shiva . Indian religions , also known as dharmic religions , are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent ; namely Hinduism , Jainism , Buddhism and Sikhism . [ 1 ] These religions are also classified as Eastern religions . Although Indian religions are connected through the history of India , they constitute a wide range of religious communities and Indian religions are not confined to the Indian subcontinent. [ 1 ]
General American Academy of Religion (AAR) This is the major academic organization in Religious Studies. It and the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) hold a joint Annual Meeting that generally draws between 7,000 and 9,000 scholars. Midwest Region of the AAR One of the ten regional divisions of the AAR, each of which holds an annual meeting. North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) A smaller group focusing on the social scientific study of religion. International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) Another academic organization, which holds an international meeting every five years and regional meetings in intervening years.
Buddhism Access to Insight Readings in Theravada Buddhism, including modern translations of more than 1,000 important suttas, books, essays, sutta commentaries by prominent Asian and Western authors. Buddhanet. Buddhist Information and Education Network, World Buddhist Directory, BuddhaZine - Online Magazine.
Sacred-texts home Hinduism Taoism Confucianism Buddhism Jainism Islam Zoroastrianism Buy CD-ROM Buy books: Sacred Books of the East Table of Contents Index of Translators Transliteration Tables Available reprints The Sacred Books of the East (SBE) series, comprising fifty volumes, was issued by the Oxford University Press between 1879 and 1910. It has translations of key sacred texts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, and Islam. The series was edited by the famous linguist and scholar of comparative religion, Max Müller.
See also: Ancient philosophy Axial Age or Axial Period ( Ger. Achsenzeit , "axis time") is a term coined by German philosopher Karl Jaspers to describe the period from 800 to 200 BC, during which, according to Jaspers, similar revolutionary thinking appeared in Persia , India , China and the Occident . The period is also sometimes referred to as the Axis Age . [ 1 ]