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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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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