Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism: a short introduction

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Equinox Pub., 2008 - History - 128 pages
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Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra, a prophet who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals, transitions and festivals. A postscript by Anders Hultgard, one of the leading experts on this field, discusses the influences of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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User Review  - Rebecca Anderson - Goodreads

I really liked it for the first book on it and him that i've read. Talks about everything in compact paragraphs that were easy to get lost in unless you knew it was coming. Gives a few ideas on influences on other religions too. Read full review

Contents

Every Beginning is Zarathustra
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Religious Concepts Models and Narratives
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Ethics Purity and Gender
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Copyright

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