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Author LinkSkjærvø, Prods O.
Title LinkThe spirit of Zoroastrianism / Prods O. Skjærvø.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.
Description xii, 270 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( The sacred literature series )
Series ( Sacred literature series.)
Language eng mul
Language Note Translated from the Pahlavi, Old Persian, Old Avesta, Young Avesta, Middle Persian.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-260).
Contents 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Central Asia in the second millennium BCE, Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Iranian empires until Islam superseded it in the seventh century AD.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.
Subject LinkZoroastrianism -- Sacred books.
Subject LinkZoroastrianism.
LinkSacred books.

System Number 000680585
ISBN Link9780300170351 (cl : alk. paper)
Link0300170351 (cl : alk. paper)

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