Sejarah agama merujuk kepada catatan tertulis dari pengalaman dan gagasan agama manusia. Periode sejarah agama dimulai dengan penemuan penulisan pada sekitar 5.200 tahun lampau (3200 SM).[1] Agama dari zaman prasejarah melibatkan kajian keyakinan agama yang sada sebelum kemajuan catatan tertulis. Seseorang dapat juga mengkaji kronologi agama-agama komparatif melalui linimasa agama. Penulisan memainkan peran besar dalam teks-teks agama yang terstandarisasi tanpa memandang waktu atau tempat, dan memudahkan pengingatan doa dan perintah ilahi. Kasus Alkitab melibatkan pengumpulan berbagai penjelasan lisan yang diturunkan selama berabad-abad.[2]

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  2. ^ Humayun Ansari (2004). The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain Since 1800. C. Hurst & Co. hlm. 399–400. ISBN 978-1-85065-685-2. 

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