Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism
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Translated by Margret Preisler-Weller
With a Postscript by Anders Hultgård
Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra, a prophet who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals, transitions and festivals. A postscript by Anders Hultgård, one of the leading experts on this field, discusses the influences of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Published: Oct 1, 2008
|First Encounters||Michael Stausberg|
|Every Beginning is Zarathustra||Michael Stausberg|
|Religious Concepts, Models and Narratives||Michael Stausberg|
|Ethics, Purity and Gender||Michael Stausberg|
|Priesthood, Rituals and Ritual Infrastructures||Michael Stausberg|
|Transitions and Festivals||Michael Stausberg|
|Zoroastrian Influences on Judaism, Christianity and Islam||Andres Hultgård|
|Thematic Bibliography||Michael Stausberg|
There are very few pocket-size non-devotional texts on Zoroastrianism in English, and Stausberg’s readable book fills a gap for those interested in finding out more about the religion, particularly as it is expressed within living communities in India and Iran.
Fieldwork in Religion