Zoroastrianism: An Introduction

Zoroastrianism An Introduction 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 re

  • Title: Zoroastrianism: An Introduction
  • Author: JennyRose
  • ISBN: 9781848850880
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 IZoroastrianism 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 Iran, the Zoroastrian disapora is significant especially in India, where the Gujurati speaking community of exiles from post Sasanian Iran call themselves Parsis But there are also significant Zoroastrian communities to be found elsewhere, such as in the USA, Britain, and Canada, where western cultural contexts have shaped the religion in intriguing ways and directions This new, thorough and wide ranging introduction will appeal to anyone interested in discovering about the faith that bequeathed the contrasting words Magi and magic, and whose adherents still live according to the code of Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds The central Zoroastrian concept that human beings are continually faced with a choice between the path of good and evil, represented by the contrasting figures of Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, inspired thinkers as diverse as Voltaire, Mozart, and Nietzsche Jenny Rose shows why Zoroastrianism remains one of the world s most inspiring and perennially fascinating systems of ethics and belief.

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    1. This is a dense and thorough chronology of Zoroastrianism. Rose covers a large amount of material with thoughtfulness and insight, being careful to explain where disagreement exists and why. It was an unusually slow read for me, as I needed time to absorb the material, and I feel that I came out much more knowledgeable than I went in.Rose is connected to contemporary Zoroastrian communities, and this perspective infuses the book. At times, her sense of how the community will respond feels palpab [...]

    2. This book reminded me of how much we are a "we" with an innate need to be an "us" as opposed to a "them."

    3. 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 trans [...]

    4. 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 det [...]

    5. 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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