Distribution of Religions - Pamela West's blog

Distribution of Religions - Pamela West's blog

Distribution of Religions Universalizing and Ethnic Religions Universalizing Religions Attempts to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location Three main universalizing religions Christianity Islam Buddhism

Christianity Branches of Christianity Roman Catholic (52%), Protestant (21%), and Eastern Orthodox (10%) In Europe, where are the majority of Roman Catholics located? Protestants? Where are the Eastern Orthodox Christians located?

90% of people in the Western Hemisphere are Christian How are Catholics distributed in the Western Hemisphere? How are Protestant churches distributed in the US? Islam 1.3 billion Muslims in the world SW Asia and North Africa Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India

Five Pillars of Islam Branches of Islam: Sunni 83% Shiite/Shia 16% Islam in Europe France and Germany Islam in North America

Nation of Islam Buddhism China and SE Asia Four Noble Truths Main Branches: Mahayana, Theravada, and Tantrayana Buddhists can also belong to other religions

Especially in China and Japan World Distribution of Religions Fig. 6-1: World religions by continent. World Population by Religion Fig. 6-1a: Over two-thirds of the worlds population belong to Christianity, Islam,

Hinduism, or Buddhism. Christianity is the single largest world religion. Christian Branches in the U.S. Fig. 6-3: Distribution of Christians in the U.S. Shaded areas are counties with more than 50% of church membership concentrated in Roman Catholicism or one of the Protestant denominations. Christian Branches in Europe

Fig. 6-2: Protestant denominations, Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy are dominant in different regions of Europea result of many historic interactions. Ethnic Religions

Appeals primarily to one group of people living in one place 24% of people belong to ethnic religions Most ethnic religions are located in Asia and Africa Clustered distribution Major Ethnic Religions:

Hinduism Confucianism Daoism Shintoism Judaism animism

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