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Patheos Lenses

What are the different religions? When and where did they start? What do they believe? Pick a lens to help you explore and understand the world's different belief traditions.

  • Origin Map: See when and where every major religion began.
  • Side By Side: Choose up to three religions/faiths and compare their beliefs, rituals, and history.
  • Tree: Use this "family tree" of religions to see the history of how different religions branched out of earlier ones.