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World Religions Homework Help

by Mandy Barrow

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The Largest main World Religions in order are:

  1. Christianity: 2.1 billion
  2. Islam: 1.3 billion
  3. Hinduism: 900 million
  4. Buddhism: 376 million
  5. Sikhism: 23 million
  6. Judaism: 14 million
The Five Oldest main World Religions in order are:

Hinduism - The oldest religion, it may date to prehistoric times.

Judaism - The Hebrew leader Abraham founded Judaism around 2000 B.C. Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths (religions with one god).

Christianity - Founded by Jesus Christ, who was crucified around A.D. 30 in Jerusalem. It was after his death when his followers came to believe in him as the Christ, the Messiah.

Buddhism - Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha, in the 4th or 5th century B.C. in India.

Islam - Founded in Arabia by Muhammad between A.D. 610 and A.D. 632

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