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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Religious Science Australia 634 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Lsted in category as "Religious Science "]
Religious Science world - - 100
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 343. "New Thought's most representative groups include... Religious Science International (approximately 100 churches)... "
Religious Society of Friends (Conservative) USA 1,744 - 28
units
- 1984 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Religious Society of Friends (Conservative). "
Religious Society of Friends (Conservative) USA 104,000 - 1,200
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Religious Society of Friends (Conservative)
Religious Society of Friends (Conservative) world 2,000 - 27
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 119. "In New England in 1945, and in Canada in 1955, differences were resolved between these two groups and they were reunited... There are 27 monthly meetings [congregations] and nearly 2,000 members. "
Religious Society of Friends (Conservative) world 2,000 - 27
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Religious Society of Friends (Unaffiliated Meetings) world 6,386 - 112
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 118. "A further movement toward unity is found in the Religious Society of Friends (Unaffiliated Meetings), which also stresses elements and teachings of early Friends movements. This group is unique in its wide variety and experimentation in worship and polity; it is not associated with the larger bodies in the society. There are 112 churches with 6,386 members. "
Renno Amish Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - - - 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282, 286. Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches
Renovated Church of Christ Canada - - 8
units
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 48. -
Renovated Church of Christ USA - - 1
unit
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 48. -
Renovated Church of Christ world - - 9
units
2
countries
1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 48. -
Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints world 1,500 - 59
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site (1998): "Information on Latter Day Saint Movement (Restoration Theology) Religions " by David Bowie; "letter quoted below is copyright 1995 R. Ben Madison " "In 1994 the Church reported 30 branches and 29 groups and missions world-wide (not including Nepal or India); membership as of mid-1995 was estimated at approximately 1,500. "
Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints world 2,500 - 59
units
- 1996 *LINK* web site: "A Brief Introduction to the Restoration Church " (1998) Christian:Mormon:
"In 1994 the Church reported 30 branches and 29 groups and missions world-wide, not including the developing ministries in Nepal or India. Membership as of mid-1996 was estimated at approximately 2500 "
Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints world 2,500 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " "Other Mormon Faith Groups... Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It split from the Reorganized Church in 1991 because of the latter's liberal theology. It is centered in Independence, Missouri, and had an estimated membership of 2,500 in mid-1996. "
Restoration churches (Stone-Campbell) world 4,000,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 53. "...the often cited figure of 4 million in the combined Restoration churches is too optimistic today, since the movement as a whole is not only deeply fractured but has a declining membership. "
Restoration churches (Stone-Campbell) world - - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "TrueBranch Ministry "; web page: "The Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement " (viewed 3 July 1999); [Orig. source: Stanford, Miles J. Lines Drawn] "The Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement: The 'Christian Church', The 'Church of Christ', and the 'Disciples of Christ': These three pseudo-Christian groups form what is commonly referred to in theological circles as the Campbellite or Restoration Movement. The denominations trace their roots to a number of 19th century, dissident Presbyterian & Baptist clergy -- e.g. Thomas Campbell & his son, Alexander. At their core, all three are representative of modern-day theistic humanism. All partake of a stanch Arminianism and are non-dispensational... Some are universalists and reject the doctrine of the Trinity and the Deity of Christ, thus qualifying for historical 'cult' status... [Also:] Noninstrumental Churches of Christ,... the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the International Church of Christ (Boston and London)... "
Restored Church of Jesus Christ world - - - - 1994 *LINK* web site (1998): "Information on Latter Day Saint Movement (Restoration Theology) Religions " by David Bowie; "letter quoted below is copyright 1994 Joyce H. Walton and the pamphlet quoted below is copyright The Restored Church of Jesus Christ " "If you have any specific questions about our church, we request that you send it directly to the Church Headquarters located in Independence, Missouri [USA], and not to those in other countries...We are a group of a few more than got on Noah's Ark. It is a day where, but few will hear the voice of God "
Revival Centres Australia 4,877 0.03% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Revival Centres "]
Revival Centres New Zealand 513 0.02% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Note: the same table lists "Revival Centres " and "Revival Crusade " separately.]
Revival Centres New Zealand 756 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Note: the same table lists "Revival Centres " and "Revival Crusade " separately.]
Revival Centres New Zealand 276 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Note: the same table lists "Revival Centres " and "Revival Crusade " separately.]
Revival Crusade Australia 4,444 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Christian Revival Crusade "]
Revival Crusade New Zealand 132 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Note: the same table lists "Revival Centres " and "Revival Crusade " separately.]
Revival Fellowship Australia - - 50
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Brazil - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship British Columbia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship California - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Canada - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Czech Republic - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Fiji - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship France - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Germany - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Hungary - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Indonesia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Japan - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Kenya - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship New Zealand - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship North America - - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Papua New Guinea - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Singapore - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship South Africa - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Texas - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship United Kingdom - - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship USA - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship world - - 83
units
21
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:Revival movement:Revival Fellowship:
directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Revival Fellowship Zimbabwe - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Rhema Bible Fellowship Oklahoma: Tulsa 2,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Tulsa, Oklahoma; pastor Kenneth Hagin.
Rhema Family Church Australia 212 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Rhode Island Association USA 324 - 5
units
- 1955 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 175. Baptist:
[First U.S. Baptist assoc. (of Particular tradition), founded circa 1700, originally the "Rhode Island Yearly Meeting of General, or Six Principle, Baptists "] "In 1955 the Association embraced five churches with 324 members... "
Rhode Island Association USA 96 - 3
units
- 1965 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 175. Baptist:
[First U.S. Baptist assoc. (of Particular tradition), founded circa 1700, originally the "Rhode Island Yearly Meeting of General, or Six Principle, Baptists "] "...by 1965 the numbers had decreased to three churches with 96 members. "
Rifa'i world - - - - 1700 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 722. "The time of greatest influence for the Sufi orders... Ottoman and Mogul empires... 1500-1800. The number of Muslims affiliated with Sufi brotherhoods during this period was certainly not less than half the population and may have been as high as 80 percent. One reason for the swelled ranks of Sufi orders was their catalytic role in the expansion of Islam. Pan-Islamic brotherhoods like the Qadiriyya and the Rifa'iyya were instrumental in winning to Islam geographic areas as disparate as Anatolia and West Africa... "
Rifa'i world - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 447. "The Rifai [Sufi] order is named for Ahmad ibn al-Rifai (1106-82), who founded it in Basra. Rifai dervishes were known for reaching such ecstatic states in their intense dhikrs that they were able to handle snakes, sometims biting their heads off, dance through fire, and pierce their bodies with swords without suffering deleterious effects, a reputation that continues in modern times. "
Rifa'i world - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Naqshbandi.net "; web page: "A 30-Second Guide to Sufi Orders Found in North America " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999). [Orig. source: GNOSIS Magazine #30 (Winter 1994)] "Rifa'i (founder: Ahmad 'Ar-Rifa'i [1106-1182]). Founded at roughly the same time as the Qadiri Order, the order has a tendency to ecstatic dhikr as a result of Central Asian influences. Like the Qadiris, some branches of the Rifa'i order have declined into public displays of wonderworking. However its adherents range from the most sober to the most ecstatic. "
Righteous Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 100 - - - 1999 *LINK* Associated Press. "Utah polygamists estimated at 25,000 " in Deseret News, Saturday, 24 April 1999. (Viewed online 26 April 1999.) "The following are brief descriptions of the state's prominent polygamist groups, based on information from [Lt. Mike] King & other sources:... Righteous Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: This small group of about 100 people west of Cedar City was founded by Gerald Peterson, who claims that the ghost of Rulon Allred, who founded the Short Creek community, returned to restore the priesthood to him. "
Rime Tibet - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 175. "Karma Kagyu, Tib., lit. 'Orgal Transmission Lineage of the Karma-pas'; a subdivision of the Kagyupa school, founded in the 12th century by Dusum Khyenpa... The Karma Kagyus were strongly supportive of the Rime movement and are now one of the most successful Buddhist schools in the West. "
Rime Tibet - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 167-168. "Kagyupa, Tib., lit. 'oral transmission'; one of the four principal schools of Tibetan Buddhism... A further school associated with the Kagyu, was founded by Khyungpo Naljor (1310-?). It bears the name Shangpa Kagyu and possesses a special mahamudra transmission, which originated with Naropa's sister Niguma. Through the effort of the Rime movement, this tradition still exists. "
Ringatu New Zealand - - - - 1862 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1732. "The main [Maori-European] fighting died down by 1870 although guerilla warfare lasted until 1872, with much savagery on both sides. During this time Te Kooti, a notable rebel leader, founded the Ringatu Christian Church, which contained certain Hauhau features. "
Ringatu New Zealand - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1733. "The Ringatu Church is not the only specifically Maori Church existing today... Both Churches [Ringatu & Ratana] have provided considerable moral encouragement to a people who took many years to recover from the effects of the Maori Wars in the context of a rapidly urbanizing society. "
Ringatu New Zealand 7,332 0.22% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Ringatu New Zealand 8,052 0.24% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.
Ringatu New Zealand 8,265 0.23% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.
Rinzai China - - - - 900 C.E. Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 119. "Goke-shichishu: Jap., lit. 'five houses-seven schools'; general term for the 7 schools of Ch'an (Zen) during the T'ang period; these stemmed from 5 lineages ('houses' or 'families'). The 5 houses and their founders are (1) Rinzai school of Lin-chi I'hsua... (2) Igyo school of Kuei-shan Ling-yu & Yang-shan Hui-chi; (3) Soto school of Tung-shan Liang-chieh & Ts'ao-shan Pen-chi; (4) Ummon school of Yu-men Wen-yen (Jap. Ummon Ben'en); & (5) Hogen school of Fa-yen Wen-i... The 7 schools are the above-mentioned 5 houses plus the 2 further schools into which the Rinzai school split after Shi-shuang Ch'u-yuan. These 2 are (6) Yogi school of Yang-ch'i Fang-hui & (7) Oryo school of Huang-lung Hui-nan "
Rinzai Japan - - - - 1150 C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "RINZAI: one of the two most important SECTS in ZEN BUDDHISM founded in China in the ninth century and introduced to Japan during the twelfth century. "
Rinzai Japan - - - - 1300 C.E. Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 285. "Zen... Two Buddhist priests in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries -- Eisai, founder of the Rinzai Zen sect, and his disciple Dogen, who established the Soto Zen sect -- are given the lion's share of credit for bringing the principle of 'emptiness' into Japanese Buddhism. "


Rinzai, continued

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