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European pagan reconstructive movements (Celtic, Hellenic, Roman, Slavic, Baltic, Finnish, etc.) organize.


Anton Szandor LaVey's Satanism begins, with Anton Szandor LaVey's founding of the Church of Satan,[37] although Satanism in itself has always been defined by the Christians themselves.


The Church of All Worlds, the first American neo-pagan church, is formed by a group including Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, and Richard Lance Christie.


Various Neopagan and New Age movements gain momentum.


Scientology is created.


British India is partitioned on religious lines; into an Islamic country of Pakistan and the secular nation of India with a Hindu majority.


A neo-Hindu religious movement,the Brahma Kumaris or "Daughters of Brahma" started the origin of BKWSU can be traced to the group "Om Mandali", founded by Lekhraj Kripalani(1884–1969).

1817 - 1892

The life of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

1819 - 1850

The life of Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází (Persian: سيد علی ‌محمد شیرازی) Bab (October 20, 1819 – July 9, 1850), the founder of Bábism.


Freedom of religion, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, is amended into the constitution of the United States forming an early and influential secular government.


Martin Luther, of the Protestant Reformation, posts the 95 theses.
In the Spanish Empire, Catholicism is spread and encouraged through such institutions as missions and the Inquisition.


African religious systems are introduced to the Americas, with the commencement of the trans-Atlantic forced migration.

1469 - 1539

The life of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism.


Pope John XXII lays the groundwork for the future witch-hunts with the formalization of the persecution of witchcraft.

1271 - 1272

The Ninth Crusade fails.


The Eighth Crusade is organized.


Jerusalem is sacked again, instigating the Seventh Crusade.

1228 - 1229

The Sixth Crusade occurs.

1217 - 1221

The Church attempts the Fifth Crusade.

1199 - 1204

The Fourth Crusade takes place.

1189 - 1192

The Third Crusade, European leaders attempt to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin.

1147 - 1149

The Second Crusade is waged in response to the fall of the County of Edessa.

1095 - 1099

The first Crusade takes place.


The Great Schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches formally takes place.


Kojiki, the oldest Shinto text is written.

570 - 632

Life-time of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh RA, the founder of Islam and considered by Muslims to be a messenger of God.


The Assyrian Church of the East formally separates from the See of Antioch and the western Syrian Church

381 - 391

Theodosius proscripted Paganism within the Roman Empire.


Theodosius I declares Nicene Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire.


The Edict of Milan decrees religious toleration in the Roman empire.

250 - 900

Classic Mayan civilization, Stepped pyramids are constructed.

7 BCE - 36 CE

The approximate time-frame for the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.

440 BCE

Zoroastrianism enters recorded history.

551 BCE

Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is born.

563 BCE

Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism is born.

600 - 500 BCE

Earliest Confucian writing, Shu Ching incorporates ideas of harmony and heaven.

950 BCE

The Torah begins to be written, the core texts of Judaism and foundation of later Abrahamic religions.

1367 BCE

Reign of Akhenaten in Ancient Egypt. Akhenaten is sometimes credited with starting the earliest known monotheistic religion. Akenaten's monotheistic beliefs are thought to be the precursor of the monotheistic doctrines of the Abrahamic religions.

1700 BCE

Zoroaster (a.k.a. Zarathushtra), founder of Zoroastrianism is thought to have been born.

2000 - 1850 BCE

The traditionally accepted period in which the Judeochristian/Islamic patriarchal figure Abraham lived. Likely born in Ur Kaśdim or Haran and died in Machpelah, Canaan.

2150 - 2000 BCE

The earliest surviving versions of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh (originally titled "He who Saw the Deep" (Sha naqba īmuru) or "Surpassing All Other Kings" (Shūtur eli sharrī)) were written.

2200 BCE

Minoan Civilization in Crete develops. Citizens worship a variety of Goddesses.

2348 BCE

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood that wiped out all previous civilizations according to the Ussher chronology.

2494 - 2345 BCE

The first of the oldest surviving religious texts, the Pyramid Texts, are composed in Ancient Egypt.

2635 - 2610 BCE

The oldest surviving Egyptian Pyramid is commissioned by pharaoh Djoser.

3228 - 3102 BCE

Traditionally accepted time of Krishna's life on Earth (One of the revered gods in Hinduism).


The Neolithic Revolution begins and results in a worldwide population explosion. The first cities, states, kingdoms, and organized religions begin to emerge. The early states were usually theocracies, in which the political power is justified by religious prestige.

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