Zoroastrianism: World Religions(World Religions Series) / Edition 2

Zoroastrianism: World Religions(World Religions Series) / Edition 2

by Paula R. Hartz
     
 

Young readers will learn about the world's smallest (approximately 150,000 practitioners) and oldest (3,500 years) world religion. The book begins by exploring the basic principles and uniqueness of Zoroastrianism, then talks about its history, its Avesta (holy book), its transitions over time, its philosophies, and its rituals and rites of passage. The book… See more details below

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Young readers will learn about the world's smallest (approximately 150,000 practitioners) and oldest (3,500 years) world religion. The book begins by exploring the basic principles and uniqueness of Zoroastrianism, then talks about its history, its Avesta (holy book), its transitions over time, its philosophies, and its rituals and rites of passage. The book concludes by exploring the internal and external problems that must be solved in order to keep the religion alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816057238
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
World Religions Series
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface4
Chapter 1Introduction: The Good Religion of Zarathushtra6
Chapter 2Zarathushtra, Father of Zoroastrianism20
Chapter 3Zoroastrianism Through History32
Chapter 4Zoroastrianism in India: The Parsis48
Chapter 5The Avesta: The Zoroastrian Scripture62
Chapter 6Philosophy and Ethics in Zoroastrianism78
Chapter 7Rituals and Rites of Passage90
Chapter 8Zoroastrianism Facing the Future108
Glossary121
Chapter Notes125
For Further Reading125
Index126

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