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Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism : a short introduction

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2008.
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"Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its roots 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 Hultgard, one of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stausberg, Michael.
Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism.
London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)608151993
Named Person: Zoroaster.; Zoroaster.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Stausberg
ISBN: 1845533194 9781845533199 1845533208 9781845533205
OCLC Number: 233798834
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: vi, 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: First encounters --
Every beginning is Zarathustra --
Religious concepts, models and narratives --
Ethics, purity and gender --
Priesthood, rituals and ritual infrastructures --
Transitions and festivals --
Zoroastrian influences on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Other Titles: Zarathustra und seine Religion.
Responsibility: Michael Stausberg ; translated by Margret Preisler-Weller ; with a postscript by Anders Hultgård.
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Offers a survey of Zoroastrianism. This book addresses Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals, transitions and  Read more...

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