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Zoroastrianism: An Introduction

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Zoroastrianism is one of the world's great ancient religions. In present-day Iran, significant communities of Zoroastrians (who take their name from the founder of the faith, the remarkable religious reformer Zoraoster) still practice the rituals and teach the moral precepts that once undergirded the officially state-sanctioned faith of the mighty Sasanian empire. Beyond ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2011)
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Doutor Branco
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Among the World Religions I think that Zoroastrianism stands as a beautiful faith that faced so many change such as geographical, language, culture and yet maintained the core of their faith. Zoroastrianism contribution to other religions such as Judaism, Islam and Hinduism were very enchanting. Even Christianity received some of its doctrine such as angelology and demonology from Zoroastrianism. One may never perceive the beauty of Zoroastrianism unless he has gotten a wide worldview that ...more
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This book is very detailed, discussing the history of Zoroastrianism from the first traces of it up through the modern day, detailing how the religion changed and shifted in response to various outside forces, such as Islam, migration to India, attacks from Christianity, and the pressures of modernity. Instead of focusing on abstract theological interpretations, the book primarily relates how the language is practiced, and puts emphasis on it as a living tradition that is always adapting. It ...more
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I took a course on Zoroastrianism from Prof. Jenny Rose a year back, and she graciously signed my copy of her new book!
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