The Zend Avesta Book

The Zend Avesta

  • Author : James Darmesteter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:3045934

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The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion Book

The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion

  • Author : Shaporji Aspaniarji Kapadia
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Parsees
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005502294

The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion Excerpt :

The Teachings of Zoroaster, And the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion by Shapurji Aspaniarji Kapadia, first published in 1913, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Faith   philosophy of Zoroastrianism Book

Faith philosophy of Zoroastrianism

  • Author : Meena Iyer
  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Zoroastrian philosophy
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 8178357240

Faith philosophy of Zoroastrianism Excerpt :

Preface 1. Zoroastrianism: An Introduction 2. History 3. Philosophy 4. Concept of God 5. Main Figures 6. Scriptures 7. Teachings 8. Moral Value System 9. Movements 10. Reformers 11. Major Sects 12. Demographic Propagation 13. Socio-Political Influence 14. Religious Rituals and Traditions 15. Society 16. Festivals 17. Religious Places 18. Art and Iconograpby 19. Zoroastrianism in Modern World BibliographyIndex.

Zoroaster Book


  • Author : Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435070580204

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Making Sense of the Sacred Book

Making Sense of the Sacred

  • Author : James L. Rowell
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506468082

Making Sense of the Sacred Excerpt :

This work argues that there is a universal message that can be found in the study of religions. It offers a comprehensive examination of religions and their meaning, bound by the hope and affirmation that in some way they are universally connected. It affirms a universalism by wisdom, which contends that a moral and spiritual wisdom can be found in many of the world's religions.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism Book

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

  • Author : Michael Stausberg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444331356

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism Excerpt :

This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with contributions from 34 international authorities from 10 countries Presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the current trend to move away from textual essentialism in the study of religion

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Book
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The Spirit of Zoroastrianism

  • Author : Prods Oktor Skjærvø
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300181012

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Excerpt :

Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest religions, though it is not among the best understood. Originating with Iranian tribes living in Central Asia in the second millennium BCE, Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Iranian empires until Islam superseded it in the seventh century AD. Centered on the worship of Ahura Mazda, the All-knowing Ruler, Zoroastrianism follows the practices and rituals set out by the prophet Zarathustra, according to the indigenous tradition.As one of the world's great religions, Zoroastrianism has a heritage rich in texts and cultic practices. The texts are often markedly difficult to translate, but in this volume, Prods Oktor Skjaervo, professor of ancient Iranian languages and culture at Harvard, provides modern and accurate translations of Zoroastrian texts that have been selected to provide an overview of Zoroastrian beliefs and practices. In a comprehensive introduction to these sacred texts, Skjaervo outlines the history and essence of Zoroastrianism and discusses the major themes of this the first fully representative selection of Zoroastrian texts to be made available in English for over a century.

The Sih Rozag in Zoroastrianism Book

The Sih Rozag in Zoroastrianism

  • Author : Enrico Raffaelli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317913603

The Sih Rozag in Zoroastrianism Excerpt :

Focusing on the Avestan and Pahlavi versions of the Sīh-rōzag, a text worshipping Zoroastrian divine entities, this book explores the spiritual principles and physical realities associated with them. Introducing the book is an overview of the structural, linguistic and historico-religious elements of the Avestan Sīh-rōzag. This overview, as well as reconstructing its approximate chronology, helps in understanding the original ritual function of the text and its relationship to the other Avestan texts.The book then studies the translation of the text in the Middle Persian language, Pahlavi, which was produced several centuries after its initial composition, when Avestan was no longer understood by the majority of the Zoroastrian community. Addressing the lacuna in literature examining an erstwhile neglected Zoroastrian text, The Sih-Rozag in Zoroastrianism includes a detailed commentary and an English translation of both the Avestan and Pahlavi version of the Sīh-rōzag and will be of interest to researchers and scholars of Iranian Studies, Religion, and History.

Hegel s Interpretation of the Religions of the World Book

Hegel s Interpretation of the Religions of the World

  • Author : Jon Stewart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192564931

Hegel s Interpretation of the Religions of the World Excerpt :

In his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel treats the religions of the world under the rubric "the determinate religion." This is a part of his corpus that has traditionally been neglected since scholars have struggled to understand what philosophical work it is supposed to do. In Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World, Jon Stewart argues that Hegel's rich analyses of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Egyptian and Greek polytheism, and the Roman religion are not simply irrelevant historical material, as is often thought. Instead, they play a central role in Hegel's argument for what he regards as the truth of Christianity. Hegel believes that the different conceptions of the gods in the world religions are reflections of individual peoples at specific periods in history. These conceptions might at first glance appear random and chaotic, but there is, Hegel claims, a discernible logic in them. Simultaneously, a theory of mythology, history, and philosophical anthropology, Hegel's account of the world religions goes far beyond the field of philosophy of religion. The controversial issues surrounding his treatment of the non-European religions are still very much with us today and make his account of religion an issue of continued topicality in the academic landscape of the twenty-first century.

The Inner Fire Book

The Inner Fire

  • Author : Rohinton F. Nariman
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9789385827242

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Zoroastrianism might be a fast-declining religion in today’s world, but what is remarkable is its eternal enigma. It is hard to believe that the hymns of the faith have travelled down to us in accurate form and poetic metre, purely through the memory of generations of priests. Zarathustra, the founder of the faith, belonged to a period of Persian history which antedated the Achaemenid dynasty (from 550 BC to 330 BC). He followed the old Rigvedic religion until he was the first to receive a revelation from Almighty God. The Gathas—the most sacred text of the Zoroastrian faith—were first composed and sung by Prophet Zarathustra. Along with the complete comprehension of the Gathas, consisting 238 verses in the same language as the Rigveda, this book is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of life on earth and what happens to mankind after death. The Gathas are extremely relevant in modern times for the fundamental reason that they are timeless. They do not emanate from Prophet Zarathustra’s mind, but are revelations from Almighty God, making them universal in their approach. This book is an attempt to help the reader fully comprehend these and choose the path of leading a righteous life.

Khordeh Avesta Book

Khordeh Avesta

  • Author : Kavasji Kanga
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 1304365050

Khordeh Avesta Excerpt :

The oldest Zoroastrian religious scripture, handed down from ancient times, is the Avesta. One section of the holy book is known as the "Khordeh Avesta" or "Smaller (i.e. Selected) Avesta." This is the book of daily prayers of the Zoroastrians, including the most sacred prayers or manthras, as well as graces said over meals and other occasions, blessings, and hymns to spiritual beings. It is a cherished possession of every devout Zoroastrian household. Zoroastrians recite their prayers in a sacred language known as Avestan. The celebrated Avesta scholar and priest (Ervad) Kavasji Edulji Kanga prepared an edition of this prayer book in 1880 A.D., with Gujarati translation. An English edition was first printed in 1993, which has become very scarce. Due to the popularity of Kanga's editions, and the accuracy of its pronunciation, this new printed edition was prepared, correcting the frequent printer's errors found in the 1993 edition.

The Book of Arda Viraf Book

The Book of Arda Viraf

  • Author : Martin Haug
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10982074

The Book of Arda Viraf Excerpt :

"Edition bilingue palhavi-anglais.

The Bundahi sn Book

The Bundahi sn

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190879068

The Bundahi sn Excerpt :

The Bundahisn, meaning primal or foundational creation, is the central Zoroastrian account of creation, cosmology, and eschatology. Compiled sometime in the ninth century CE, it is one of the most important surviving testaments to Zoroastrian literature in the Middle Persian language and to pre-Islamic Iranian culture. Despite having been composed some two millennia after the Prophet Zoroaster's revelation, it is nonetheless a concise compendium of ancient Zoroastrian knowledge that draws on and reshapes earlier layers of the tradition. Well known in the field of Iranian Studies as an essential primary source for scholars of ancient Iran's history, religions, literatures, and languages, the Bundahisn is also a great work of literature in and of itself, ranking alongside the creation myths of other ancient traditions. The book's thirty-six diverse chapters, which touch on astronomy, eschatology, zoology, medicine, and more, are composed in a variety of styles, registers, and genres, from spare lists and concise commentaries to philosophical discourses and poetic eschatological visions. This new translation, the first in English in nearly a century, highlights the aesthetic quality, literary style, and complexity and raises the profile of pre-Islamic Zoroastrian literature.