Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to an Ancient Faithby Peter Clark
Pub. Date: 12/01/1998
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
This introduction to Zoroastrianism assumes no prior knowledge of the faith. The book presents Zoroastrianism as a deep and multi-faceted religious tradition that has been subject to a process of evolution and which, therefore, despite its apparent conservatism, is a dynamic and relevant to the twentieth century as it was when it was established some 1400 uears befpre Christianity. Zoroastrianism is shown here to be a living faith with a coherent theology and a persuasive ethic of good thought, good words and good deeds.
Table of Contents
Zarathushtra the prophet and Zarathushtra the priest
monotheism and dualism, and the origin of evila question of semantics or a scriptural labyrinth?
later scriptures and theology
the two created realmsmaterial ("getig") and immaterial ("menog")
Zoroastrian eschatology and the triumph of good
living Zoroastrianismritual and ethics
discussion on the links between Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Christianity
schematic charts showing thematic and historical relationships between Zoroastrianism and other religious traditions. (Part contents).
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