Judaism - Abraham; Moses

Rabbinic Judaism - Johanan ben Zakkai

Kabbala - Moses de Leon

Modern Hasidism - Israel ben Eliezer

The Haskala or Enlightenment - Moses Mendelson

Zionism - Theodore Herzl

Secular Humanistic Judaism - Sherwin T. Wine

Jews for Jesus - Moishe Rosen



Christianity - Jesus Christ

Orthodox (Eastern) - Michael Cerularius, 1054

Protestants, Lutherans - Martin Luther, 1517

Anabaptists - Zwingli, 1519

Church of England, Anglicanism - Henry VIII, 1534

Calvinism; Dutch Reformed - Calvin, 1536

Presbyterians - Knox, 1560

Puritans - Cartwright, 1570

Congregationalists - Brown, 1582

Baptists - John Smith, 1605

Episcopalians - Seabury, 1620

Quakers - Fox, 1654

Shakers - Ann Lee, 1741

Methodists - Wesley, 1744

Unitarians - Lindsay, 1774

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Joseph Smith, Jr. 1830

Churches of Christ, Christian Church - Campbell and Stone, 1832

Adventists - Miller, 1846

Jehovah's Witnesses - Russell, 1852

Salvation Army - Rev. General William Booth and Catherine Booth, 1865

Christian Science - Mary Baker Eddy, 1879

Unity School of Christianity - Fillmore, 1889

Pentecostals - Parham, 1900

Worldwide Church of God - Herbert W. Armstrong, 1934

Calvary Chapel - Chuck Smith, 1965



Islam - Muhammad

Sunnis - Abu

Shi'ites - Abdullah bin Saba'a

A Muslim writer has generously provided us with these additional notes:

1.'Abu' was an early Sunni leader, but is not the 'founder' of the Sunnis, as distinct from other Muslim groups. There is no "founder" of Sunnis because they are the original Muslims 'the followers of Mohammed', then came other names.
2.'Ali' is not the founder of Shi'ites. "Abdullah bin Saba'a" is. 'Ali' is sometimes considered the founder of Shi'ites, although there were no Shi'ites at his time. But a man called "Abdullah bin Saba'a" said: "we are the Shi'ites of Ali" so they were called Shi'ites.

Sufi - Ahmad al-Quadina

Black Muslims - Timothy Drew



Buddhism: Buddha (Sidhartha Gautama)

Nichiren Buddhism - Nichiren



Hinduism

Transcendental Meditation - Guru Maharishi Mahest Yogi

ISKCON - Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuda

Rajneeshism/OSHO - Bhagwan Rajneesh

Divine Light Mission - Maharaj Ji

Vedanta Society - Swami Vivekenanda

Krishnamurti Foundation of America - Annie Besant

Free Pimitive Church of Divine Communion - Bubba Free John

Hanuman Foundation - Richard Alpert

Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science - Swami Rami

Self-Realization Fellowship - Paramahansa Yogananda

Shree Gurudev Siddha Yoga Ashram - Swami Muktananda Paramahansa



Sikhism - Guru Nanak

3HO Foundation - Yogi Bhajan



Taoism - Lao-Tze

Jainism - Mahavira

Confucianism - Kung-futze (Confucius)

Baha'i Faith - Baha'u'llah

Zoroastrinaism, Parsis - Zoroaster

Subud - RM.Muhamad Subud Sumohadiwijojo

Theosophy - Madame Helena Petrova Blavatsky

New Age - Alice Bailey
est: - Werner Erhard

Church Universal and Triumphant: - Elisabeth Prophet, 1958


Spititualism - Kate Fox, 1848; Kardec

Unitarian Universalist Association - merger of Unitarians and Univeralists, 1959

Eckankar - John Paul Twitchell


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