Spirituality in the land of the noble: how Iran shaped the world's religions

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Oneworld, 2004 - History - 204 pages
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Although today associated exclusively with Islam, Iran has in fact played annparalleled role within all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideasnto the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of theerchants who passed along the Silk Roads. This concise and readablentroduction explores the manner in which Persian culture has interacted withnd transformed each world faith, from the migration of the Israelites toran thousands of years ago, to the influence of Iranian notions on Mahayanauddhism and Christian thought. The author also considers Iran?s role inhaping the Muslim world, not only in the Middle East but also in South Asia,n an evocative and informative journey through the spiritual heritage of anncient and influential region.

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Rather brief but very solid introduction to how Iran/Persia either created or modified the various religions of the world. The section on Babaism/Bahai was well done, the bit about Buddhism in Iran ... Read full review

Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran Shaped the World's Religions

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Readers' initial response to this book's subtitle might be, What else besides Islam? This reviewer expected a narrowly focused read, but how mistaken he was. Foltz (religion, Univ. of Florida ... Read full review


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