Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Zoroastrianism A Guide for the Perplexed The significance of the Zoroastrian religion in the development of the history of thought is often only mentioned in passing or is completely overlooked Zoroastrianism has developed over a span of at

  • Title: Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Author: JennyRose
  • ISBN: 9781441113795
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • The significance of the Zoroastrian religion in the development of the history of thought is often only mentioned in passing, or is completely overlooked Zoroastrianism has developed over a span of at least three thousand years, with roots in a common Indo Iranian culture and mythology, then becoming part of imperial Iranian ideology within an Ancient Near Eastern settingThe significance of the Zoroastrian religion in the development of the history of thought is often only mentioned in passing, or is completely overlooked Zoroastrianism has developed over a span of at least three thousand years, with roots in a common Indo Iranian culture and mythology, then becoming part of imperial Iranian ideology within an Ancient Near Eastern setting, and emerging in variant forms in western and central Asia in late antiquity The religion continues as a living faith for an estimated 130 150,000 adherents in the world Most Zoroastrians if asked, In a nutshell, what do Zoroastrians believe would begin their answer with the moral maxim Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds Zoroastrianism A Guide for the Perplexed takes this foundational trifold ethic as the framework for its three main chapters The book presents a comprehensive study of the religion through its focus on the questions that perplexed seekers might ask of a Zoroastrian concerning ideology and ethics current discussions of text and author and the putting into practice of the religion.
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    • C. Varn says:

      Rose has the unenviable position here of trying to answer a lot of questions about both modern and ancient Zoroastrianism quickly for an audience largely unfamiliar with pre-Islamic Iranian civilization and the myriad of Persian languages involved. Rose also has to cover a lot of modern controversies within Zoroastrianism, parallels with other religions, and beliefs about Zoroastrianism that are commonly held if misguided. This leads to some dry tone as a lot of basic vocabulary, current history [...]

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