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Zoroastrian theology from the earliest times to the present day

Author: Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla
Publisher: New York : AMS Press, 1972.
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Dhalla, Maneckji Nusservanji, 1875-1956.
Zoroastrian theology from the earliest times to the present day.
[New York, AMS Press, 1972]
(OCoLC)609262598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla
ISBN: 0404021239 9780404021238
OCLC Number: 246545
Description: xxxii, 384 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Pre-Gathic period: from the earliest times to about 1000 B.C. --
1. The primitive faith of Iran --
II. The Gathic period: about 1000 B.C. --
2. Zoroastrianism in its early missionary stage --
3. Zoroastrianism in the Gathas --
4. Ahura Mazda --
5. Mazda's ministering angels --
6. Evil --
7. Life after death --
8. The final dispensation --
III. The Avestan period: from about B.C. 800 to about A.D. 200 at the latest --
9. The Avestan people --
10. Promulgation of the faith of Zarathushtra --
11. The younger Avestan religion --
12. Ahura Mazda --
13. Amesha Spentas --
14. Yazatas --
15. Fravashis --
16. Personified abstractions --
17. Baghas --
18. Evil --
19. Death and beyond --
20. The renovation --
21. Zoroastrianism under the foreign yoke --
IV. The Pahlavi period: from the third to the ninth century --
22. Zoroastrianism as taught by the Pahlavi works --
23. The active propaganda of the faith --
24. Sects --
25. Heresies --
26. Ormazd --
27. Amshaspands --
28. Izads --
29. Farohars --
30. Evil --
31. Life after death --
32. The renovation --
V.A period of decadence: from the seventh to the eighteenth century --
33. Downfall of the Sasanians, and the aftermath --
34. Exodus to India --
35. Rivayats --
36. Mystics and mysticism --
37. Religious controversies --
38. An epoch-making era in the history of Zoroastrian researches --
39. Proselytizing come to be viewed with disfavour --
40. Gujarati literature upon Zoroastrianism --
VI. A period of revival: Nineteenth century and after --
41. The revival of learning among the Parsis --
42. Introduction of the Western method of Iranian scholarship in India --
43. Christian missionaries attack Zoroastrianism --
44. The reform movement --
45. Parsi theosophists --
46. Zoroastrianism ceases to be a missionary religion --
47. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla.

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