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Zoroastrianism : an introduction, Jenny Rose

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Zoroastrianism : an introduction
Title
Zoroastrianism
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Rose
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Zoroaster, or--in the old Avestan language--Zarathustra) still practise the rituals and teach the moral precepts that once undergirded the officially state-sanctioned faith of the mighty Sasanian empire. Beyond Iran, the Zoroastrian diaspora 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 more about the faith that bequeathed the contrasting words 'Mary' 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"--Publisher description, p. [4] of cover
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1956-
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Rose, Jenny
Dewey number
295
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1572
LC item number
.R673 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Introductions to religion
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  • Zoroastrianism
  • Zoroastrianism
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Zoroastrianism : an introduction, Jenny Rose
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-290) and index
Control code
ocn646099017
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781848850873
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011280297
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o646099017
  • (OCoLC)646099017
  • (Sirsi) b1243315
Label
Zoroastrianism : an introduction, Jenny Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-290) and index
Control code
ocn646099017
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781848850873
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011280297
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o646099017
  • (OCoLC)646099017
  • (Sirsi) b1243315

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