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Author Skjærvø, Prods O.

Title The spirit of Zoroastrianism / Prods O. Skjærvø.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  295 SKJARVO    Check Shelf
Description xii, 270 pages ; 22 cm.
Series The sacred literature series
Sacred literature series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260).
Contents Zoroastrian literature. Background ; The Avesta and other Zoroastrian literature -- Creation and the Divine World. Cosmic contrasts and the two spirits ; Order and chaos ; Creation ; Gods ; Demons ; The creation of living beings -- Mythical history and the Zarathustra myth. Hero-sacrificers of the first ages -- Eschatology and the End of the World -- Body and soul -- Death, rewards, and punishment --Ethics -- Rituals. The Yasna, a ritual re-creation of the world ; The Videvdad, a ritual purification of the world -- On kingship -- Doctrinal issues -- Translations. Texts on the history of the Sacred Tradition ; Texts on creation and the Divine World ; Texts on mythical history ; Texts on eschatology and the End of the World ; Texts on body and soul ; Texts on death, rewards, and punishment ; Texts on ethics ; Ritual texts ; Texts on kingship ; Texts on doctrinal issues.
Summary "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Central Asia in the second millennium BCE, Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Iranian empires until Islam superseded it in the seventh century AD. This title provides modern translations of Zoroastrian texts that have been selected to provide an overview of Zoroastrian beliefs and practices."--Pub. desc.
Language Translated from the Pahlavi, Old Persian, Old Avesta, Young Avesta, Middle Persian.
Subject Zoroastrianism -- Sacred books.
Zoroastrianism. (OCoLC)fst01184829
Parsismus. (DE-588)4173393-9
India. (DE-588)4026722-2
Genre/Form Sacred books. (OCoLC)fst01423905
ISBN 9780300170351 (cl ; alk. paper)
0300170351 (cl ; alk. paper)
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