I'm trying to establish origins for the worlds major religions, but eager to research some minor ones as well. I am hoping to find a correlation between several religions based on the timetable of their origins. Many of the ancient civilizations just stole gods from earlier civilizations and I would like to have something I can reference that shows this.
I'm operating under the assumption that some historians have tracked and monitored religions as a meme and that I'm not the only one who would find such a timeline useful.
As for sects and denominations I would treat them each as their own religion for the purpose of the timeline I am searching for, but I would welcome even a timeline that didn't differentiate at this level.