The history of religions school sought to account for this religious diversity by connecting it with the social and economic situation of a particular group typically religions were divided into stages of progression from simple to complex societies especially from polytheistic to monotheistic and from extempore to organized one can also . The timeline of religion is a chronological catalogue of important and noteworthy religious events in pre historic and modern times this article reaches into pre historic times as the bulk of the human religious experience pre dates written history . Religion from the latin religio meaning restraint or relegere according to cicero meaning to repeat to read again or most likely religionem to show respect for what is sacred is an organized system of beliefs and practices revolving around or leading to a transcendent spiritual experiencethere is no culture recorded in human history which has not practiced some form of . A religious heyday 6th 5th century bc it has often been pointed out that from about 600 bc there is a surge of religious innovation in different parts of the world the earliest example is in persia where zoroaster reforms the polytheistic indo iranian religion by introducing a single god ahura mazda. If you watched part 1 of my history of religion series you learned what paganism was its the polytheistic belief of father god mother god and son of god you learned where it started and
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