Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to an Ancient Faith

Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to an Ancient Faith

by Peter Clark
     
 

This introduction to Zoroastrianism assumes no prior knowledge of the faith. It is presented as a living faith with a coherent theology and a persuasive ethic of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.See more details below

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This introduction to Zoroastrianism assumes no prior knowledge of the faith. It is presented as a living faith with a coherent theology and a persuasive ethic of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898723783
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Series:
Religious Beliefs & Practices
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
948,436
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
IAn Ancient Faith: Zarathushtra - Prophet and Priest1
IIAhura Mazda, Spenta Mainyu and the Divine Heptad27
IIIZoroastrian Eschatology59
IVThe Two Existences and the Problem of Evil77
VZoroastrianism and Fire89
VIA Living Faith - Zoroastrian Worship, Rituals and Other Observances99
VIIA Living Faith - Zoroastrian Ethics125
VIIIIdentity, Unity and Disparity: Zoroastrianism Today137
App. 1Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Christianity152
App. 2The Roman Mithraic Mysteries157
Pt. 1The historical relationship between Zoroastrian Judeo-Christian Religion162
Pt. 2The possible thematic relationships between Vedic, Zoroastrian and Judeo-Christian Religion163
Pt. 3Ahura Mazda, Spenta Mainyu and the Amesha Spentas164
Notes165
Glossary182
Bibliography188
Index193

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