The Zend Avesta Book

The Zend Avesta


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  • Release Date : 1883
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105008440385

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Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism Book
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Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism


  • Author : Mary Boyce
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1990-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 0226069303

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Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism Book Description :

"Boyce is a, perhaps the, world authority on Zoroastrianism. . . . Prefaced by a 27-page introduction, this anthology contains selections which offer a complete picture of Zoroastrian belief, worship and practice. There are historical texts from the sixth century B.C. onwards, and extracts from modern Zoroastrian writings representing traditionalism, occultism and reformist opinion. Anyone wishing to know more about this 'least well known of the world religions' should sample these selections."—The Methodist Church "Wide-ranging. . . . An indispensable one-volume collection of primary materials."—William R. Darrow, Religious Studies Review

The Religion of Zarathushtra Book

The Religion of Zarathushtra


  • Author : Irach J. S. Taraporewala
  • Publisher : Jain Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780875730929

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The Religion of Zarathushtra Book Description :

The Religion of Zarathushtra is at the same time one of the simplest and yet most profound introductions to Zoroastrianism, the once glorious but now nearly forgotten religion of the Magi. The author grew up in the small community of Zoroastrians still surviving in India, and had a deep and abiding love for his religion. He was a man of liberal outlook and wide learning, with a full mastery of the ancient languages. He became one of the greatest scholars of Zoroastrianism in our time. The rare combination of a true believer and a profound scholar gives this book simple beauty and great depth.

Faith   philosophy of Zoroastrianism Book

Faith philosophy of Zoroastrianism


  • Author : Meena Iyer
  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Zoroastrian philosophy
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 8178357240

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Faith philosophy of Zoroastrianism Book Description :

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.

Zoroastrians Book
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Zoroastrians


  • Author : Mary Boyce
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0415239028

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Zoroastrians Book Description :

"This book, now re-issued with a new introduction by Mary Boyce, is the first attempt to trace the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught on the Inner Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and, as such, had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism; to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power, but survives as a minority faith, and one of the oldest living religions."--BOOK JACKET.

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Book
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The Spirit of Zoroastrianism


  • Author : Prods Oktor Skjærvø
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300170351

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The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Book Description :

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 Skjærvø, 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, Skjærvø 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.

Zoroaster  the Prophet of Ancient Iran Book

Zoroaster the Prophet of Ancient Iran


  • Author : A. Williams Jackson
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0353074594

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Zoroaster the Prophet of Ancient Iran Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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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The Inner Fire Book Description :

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.

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East  Book

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East


  • Author : Charles Francis Horne
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 0469228938

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The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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 : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444331356

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism Book Description :

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 Gathas Book

The Gathas


  • Author : Zarathustra Zartosht
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2007-09-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1517480205

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The Gathas Book Description :

Gathas, the sublime book of Zarathustra As a matter of fact, the Gathas of Zarathustra, widely regarded as a monument of the universal culture, had been considered, for a long time, as a monopoly of the departments of linguistics, philosophy or religions. it was one of the first times that it had been translated from the near to 4000 years old original Zarathustra's language to a clear, fluid and poetic modern language. Therefore we decided to translate it from Persian into other languages such as English, French and Spanish. We do hope you will enjoy reading this new version of the Gathas, the sublime book of Zarathustra that took its author Professor Dr. Khosro Khazai over five years to accomplish. This book appeared first in July 2006 in the Persian language in Belgium.

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 : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 1090504764

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The Teachings of Zoroaster And the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion Book Description :

ZOROASTRIANISM is a religion much commented upon by a few enthusiastic oriental scholars, and less understood by the general public. Out of the millions of believers of this faith in the bygone ages, there now remains a handful of devout followers, known as the Parsis. I have, therefore, ventured to put before my readers a brief sketch of the teachings of this divine prophet. I hope, that the strangers to the faith may find in it food for philosophic enlightenment, and the Zoroastrians themselves a subject for deeper and wider researches in the untold wealth of sublime theology and philosophy, now looked up in the monumental tomes of the ancient Avesta writings.

Fighting Words Book

Fighting Words


  • Author : John Renard
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520274198

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Fighting Words Book Description :

One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred sources and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. Fighting Words makes solid text-based scholarship accessible to the general public, beginning with the premise that a balanced approach to religious pluralism in our world must build on a measured, well-informed response to the increasingly publicized and sensationalized association of terrorism and large-scale violence with religion. In his introduction, Renard provides background on the major scriptures of seven religious traditions--Jewish, Christian (including both the Old and New Testaments), Islamic, Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Sikh. Eight chapters then explore the interpretation of select facets of these scriptures, focusing on those texts so often claimed, both historically and more recently, as inspiration and justification for every kind of violence, from individual assassination to mass murder. With its nuanced consideration of a complex topic, this book is not merely about the religious sanctioning of violence but also about diverse ways of reading sacred textual sources.

Shahnameh Book
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Shahnameh


  • Author : Abolqasem Ferdowsi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 1040
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101993231

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Shahnameh Book Description :

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Religious Stories in Transformation  Conflict  Revision and Reception Book

Religious Stories in Transformation Conflict Revision and Reception


  • Author : Alberdina Houtman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2016-10-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004334816

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Religious Stories in Transformation Conflict Revision and Reception Book Description :

In this volume, the editors have brought together a rich multidisciplinary collection of papers on the incorporation and adaptation of existing stories in a new context. It presents a vast array of research in mutual interaction between ancient myths, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and modern secular culture.

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book  eReader PDF  Book

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF


  • Author : Edited by Tigran Aivazian
  • Publisher : Tigran Aivazian
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
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The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF Book Description :

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Book

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism


  • Author : Olcott Henry Steel
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release Date : 2018-10-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 034167978X

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The Spirit of Zoroastrianism Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A New Handbook of Living Religions Book

A New Handbook of Living Religions


  • Author : John R. Hinnells
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 902
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105029156390

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A New Handbook of Living Religions Book Description :

An updated reference source surveying active twentieth-century religions offers complete and up-to-date information on the sources and history of different religions, recent developments in world religions, and other important topics. Reprint.

Encyclopedia of Indian Religions Book

Encyclopedia of Indian Religions


  • Author : Arvind Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN 10 : 9400719884

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Encyclopedia of Indian Religions Book Description :

The Encyclopedia of Indian Religions offers a complete overview of Hinduism and all other religions found in India and the Diaspora, such as Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and so on. It is strongly characterized by two special features, each pertaining to the fact that Hinduism is closely associated with India but has now become global in its reach. In relation to Hinduism in India, it views Hinduism not in isolation but in dynamic interaction, first with other religions of Indian origin and then with religions which did not originate in India but have been a lasting feature of its religious landscape, namely, Islam and Christianity and, to a lesser extent, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. Secondly, the encyclopedia seriously takes into account the phenomenon of Hinduism in the Diaspora. The Indian Diaspora is now beginning to make its presence felt, both in India and abroad. In India, the Indian government annually hosts a Diaspora event called Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), in recognition of the growing importance of the 20 million strong Diaspora. And the role it is playing in the computer software industry around the world is well known. Although not all Indians are Hindus, most are, both in India and abroad. A strong sense of Hindu identity is emerging among diasporic Hindus. This has lead to an increasing amount of research on Hindu traditions and Indian identity, and the relation of Hinduism with other world religions. The Encyclopedia of Indian Religions will fill the need for information and clarification of modern day Hinduism and Hindu history and traditions to Hindus in the Diaspora. Three main aspects of diasporic Hinduism have been kept in mind while preparing this reference work: firstly the active language of diasporic Hindus is English. Secondly diasporic Hindus need a rational rather than a devotional or traditional exposition of the religion, and thirdly they need information and arguments to address the stereotypes which char