This guide is designed to help you start your research in World Religions. This is not an all-encompassing guide, but rather a list of resources that can introduce you to the scholarly conversation about religious distinctions. See also: Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide: Religion page and/or Underrepresented Voices in Christianity.
In the world's major religions and philosophies there exist some well-known leaders. Here are a few of them for consideration:
the Buddha (Gautama Buddha)
The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)
Muhammad (Muhammad ibn Abdullāh)
Moses - prophet
Christianity (also Protestantism):
Jesus of Nazareth
Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma)
New Religious Movements:
Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints):
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Current President - Russel M. Nelson
Sun Myung Moon
L. Ron Hubbard