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: 290
  • 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.

    Zorastrianism Religious Tolerance Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world religions, and it has probably had influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith. Zoroastrianism An Introduction I.B.Tauris Introductions Zoroastrianism An Introduction I.B.Tauris Introductions to Religion Jenny Rose on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Zoroastrianism is one of the world s great ancient religions In present day Iran, significant communities of Zoroastrians Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism, or Mazdayasna, is one of the world s oldest religions that remains active.It is a monotheistic faith i.e a single creator god , centered in a dualistic cosmology of good and evil and an eschatology predicting the ultimate destruction of evil Ascribed to the teachings of the Iranian speaking prophet Zoroaster also known as Zarathustra , it exalts a deity of wisdom, Ahura Zoroastrianism ReligionFacts Zoroastrianism is the ancient, pre Islamic religion of Persia modern day Iran It survives there in isolated areas but primarily exists in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Persian immigrants are known as Parsis, or Parsees. Zoroastrianism Introduction Simplified Zoroastrian The rock engraved image to the right is called a fravahar or farohar also spelt faravahar It is an image found on rock inscriptions and carvings commissioned by the ancient Persian Achaemenian kings The image is usually portrayed above the image of a king, and the figure in the farohar is identical to the king below in features as well as clothing. M.N Dhalla History of Zoroastrianism AVESTA M.N Dhalla History of Zoroastrianism NOTE This text is also available as epub and pdf documents Dastur Dhalla was high priest of the Parsis as well as a trained scholar In this popular book he assembles quotations found throughout Zoroastrian literature Presented chronologically according to the source literature, they present the story of a religion in evolution. Zarathushtra Zoroaster Dedicated to the Spiritual Philosophy of Zarathushtra and Zoroastrianism Includes the first Zoroastrian Cyber Temple. Zoroastrianism Zoroastrian Zarathushtra Zarathustra Image above is from a rock incription at Persepolis, ancient capital of the Persian Achaemenian kings The motif called the farohar or fravahar is now widely adopted as a symbol of Zoroastrianism Click words in red for further descriptions Major Religions Ranked by Size Adherents Alternative summary listings of major world religions and numbers of adherents Christian Science Monitor Top Organized Religions in the World Encyclopedia Britannica s Adherents of All Religions by Six Continents Tigerx s Top Religions A casual but insightful attempt divided along the lines of functional religious cultures rather than classical categorization Parsis Definition and identity According to the Encyclopdia Britannica, Parsi, also spelled Parsee, member of a group of followers in India of the Persian prophet Zoroaster.The Parsis, whose name means Persians, are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to

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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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