The Emergence and Spread of Religions

Indigenous beliefs and world views are diverse and thus do not have a single start date or begin with one historical figure. These world views have existed since time immemorial. Turtle Island (pre-colonization North America)
Indigenous beliefs and world views are diverse and thus do not have a single start date or begin with one historical figure.
These world views have existed since time immemorial.
Turtle Island
(pre-colonization
North America)
3200 BCE: Approximate birth of Krishna (Hindu deity)
3200 BCE: Approximate birth of Krishna (Hindu deity)
Birth of
KRISHNA
2001 BCE: Birth of Abraham (one of three patriarchs of Judaism)
2001 BCE: Birth of Abraham (one of three patriarchs of Judaism)
Birth of
ABRAHAM
1300-1200 BCE: Israelites enter Canaan
1300–1200 BCE: Approximate date that Israelites settle in Canaan
CONQUEST OF CANAAN
Israelites enter Canaan
597 BCE: Siege of Jerusalem and beginning of Jewish diaspora
597 BCE: Siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of the Jewish diaspora as Jews are exiled to Babylon
JERUSALEM SACKED
Jewish Diaspora
563 BCE: Approximate birth of Buddha (founder of Buddhism)
563 BCE: Approximate birth of Buddha (founder of Buddhism)
Birth of
BUDDHA
4 BCE–30 CE: Approximate death of Jesus
4 BCE–30 CE: Approximate lifespan of Jesus Christ (Jewish teacher and Christian savior)
Life of
JESUS
70-200 CE Expansion of Jewish diaspora
70–200 CE: Expansion of Jewish diaspora and spread of Christianity
Expansion of
Jewish Diaspora and
spread of Christianity
570 CE: Approximate birth of Muhammad
570 CE: Approximate birth of the Prophet Muhammad (founder of Islam)
Birth of
MUHAMMAD
632–750 CE: Early Muslim conquests
632–750 CE: Early Muslim conquests
MUSLIM CONQUEST
Islam expands West
MUSLIM CONQUEST
Islam expands North
MUSLIM CONQUEST
Islam expands East
718 CE – 1492 CE: Reconquista (wars between Christians and Muslims for control of the Iberian Peninsula)
718 CE–1492 CE: Reconquista (wars between Christians and Muslims for control of the Iberian Peninsula)
Starting in 900 CE: Missionaries enforce conversion to Christianity into Scandinavia and Russia
RECONQUISTA
Christianity vs Islam
THE CRUSADES
Christianity vs Islam
1450–1700 CE: Missionaries enforce conversion to Christianity to North America and Africa
1450–1700 CE: Missionaries enforce conversion to Christianity to North America and Africa
MISSIONS ABROAD
Christianity expands
MISSIONS ABROAD
Christianity expands
MISSIONS ABROAD
Christianity expands
1948: Founding of Israel and Jewish expansion
1948: Founding of Israel and Jewish expansion
ISRAEL FOUNDED
Jewish Expansion

year

Ancient
times
1948