1. Citrakayah

    What makes an "axial age" religion "axial?" Is there actually any historical validity to the label?

    It is common whenever pagan and Abrahamic religions are discussed to say that because the Abrahamic religions are "axial" they have a natural advantage. When I looked at a paper about the subject, though, it mentioned that the guy who invented the term was very vague about what axiality entailed...
  2. Oba Cahokia

    WI Rome split into a Mithraist West and a Christian East

    How different would Europe be with Mithraism popular in the West and Christianity in the East. How would would this affect cultures in Northern Europe, the Near East and in Africa? Would this affect Islam?
  3. carturo222

    Akhenaton timelines

    Are there any timelines already created about a scenario where Egyptian monotheism prevailed?
  4. Gabingston

    AHC: Keep Europe Religious

    I made a thread in the Future History section last month challenging you guys to devise a scenario where Europe has a Christian revival within this century. In the opening post I stated that I may create a sister thread to that. Well, here it is. With a POD no earlier than 1900, make a scenario...
  5. Alternate axial age religions in Punic Victory scenario

    What are some ideas for an Axial age religion that Carthaginians could adopt in a world where they won the Punic Wars?
  6. Ryker of Terra

    Axis Victory Kirchenkampf - religion in Nazi Germany if they win?

    Kirchenkampf is basically the situation that Christian churches found themselves in under Nazi rule. Hitler wanted to nazify the whole country in all aspects of society and the churches were one of the very few institutions that were capable of resisting, which naturally caused tension and...
  7. Alternatives to Christianity in a world without Rome

    In this timeline, Rome was destroyed by Gauls in 387 BC. As a result, the Parthians control the Levant and Egypt. Christianity is butterflied away because: 1. Jesus was killed by the Romans 2. Centuries of oppression of Jews by Greeks and Romans led to Jews looking for a messiah. The Parthians...
  8. the Imperium of Canada

    AHC: An American "Taiping Rebellion"

    So inspired by some only half-serious conversation over on the Your least favourite AH tropes & motifs thread over in Non-Pol Chat lamenting the lack of Mormon Taiping Rebellion TLs . So your challenge here is that with a PoD after 1770, craft a scenario in which the United States is torn...
  9. Ryker of Terra

    AHC: least religious world

    Looking at this Wiki page, it's clear that irreligious people are a minority globally speaking, overwhelmingly so if you ignore China. Still, some countries have a sizable irreligious population, with a handful like Czechia and Estonia even having a majority. But I wonder, how irreligious could...
  10. Sierra

    Syncretized Roman Christianity in the Late Principate/Early Dominate

    In the Late Roman period, Christianity was a fast growing force, the rough number of Christian converts increasing at exponetial rates from its rough founding during the reign of Tiberius until Christians were the majority in or around 350 AD. At the same time, as has been well hashed out, here...
  11. Republican Abrahamic religions

    what if Abrahamic religions were Republican instead of being monarchic with Israel and Judea being Republics instead of Monarchies ,Judaism incorporating those ideals and Christianity, Islam continuing them. How would this effect religion and world history
  12. Napoleon53

    "What Madness Is This?" Volume III: The Pinnacle Future
    Threadmarks: AN INTRODUCTION

    PINNACLE FUTURE-ERA LOGO OF THE MANIFEST DESTINY PARTY "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" - Revelation 6:10 "Come, let us take a muster speedily. Doomsday is near. Die all, die...
  13. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC/WI: Indochina becomes Muslim-majority, Maritime SEA remains Hindu-Buddhist

    A while ago I made this thread: AHC: Muslim-majority Indochina. It gained quite some traction and interest before eventually dying off, which motivated to me to try something more unique. The objective of this AHC is once again to make Indochina a firmly Islamic region, but with a twist...
  14. Other analogues for Gnostic style religions

    Similar to this post about religions that take Christianity, and combined it with the local culture to make a new religion, this is based on gnosticism. What would be an interesting religion or mythology that would be interesting if it was subverted and such a way, that the good guys are the...
  15. AHC: Create a homeland for all followers of the Baháʼí Faith

    The Baháʼí Faith is a relatively new religion teaching the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. Established by Baháʼu'lláh in the 19th century, it initially developed in Iran and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception...
  16. Other analogues for Islamic style religions

    You may be wondering, what do I mean by Islamic style religions? Well, Islam is (to put it in an anthropological way) an Abrahamic faith with heavy Arabic influence. This thought was inspired by this map on DeviantART based off an alternate history scenario from Venusian Si. I wonder what...
  17. GameBawesome

    Christianity in a surviving Aztec Empire and Inca Empire

    So, this is a topic I've seen pop up from time to time, and there is much debate to it. In this hypothetical scenario, in this timeline, Cortez fails to conquer the Aztec Empire, and Pizarro never goes off to conquer the Inca, and both native empires survived Spanish colonialism and never fall...
  18. MegaPrem

    Religion in a British America

    If the American Revolution did not happen, what would the religious climate of the 13 colonies look like? Would Anglicanism remain dominant in the South, or would Evangelicalism still become predominant in the South and the Frontier?
  19. WI: The Catholic Church Resurrects The Pentarchy (Or Creates Its Own Version)

    The Pentarchy was once a structure of five Christian churches in Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Constantinople that governed the faith. But it fell apart after the Muslim invasions and the Catholic-Orthodox Schism. However if the Vatican is ambitious enough or if certain...
  20. GameBawesome

    Save one Pagan Religion to the modern-day

    So, in the Ancient Past, before the rise of Monotheistic religions such as Christianity and Islam, many states such as Persia, Egypt, Rome, all worshiped various gods and goddesses, that by the modern standard, are considered Pagan. When Christianity and then Islam rose, these ancient religions...