Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices
This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power, but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains a living religion.
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The old religion
Death and the hereafter
Zoroaster and his teachings
Zoroaster and his mission
Iconoclasm and sacred fires
The rise of Kirder the second great prelate
The prophet Mani
Zurvanism in the early Sasanian period
Learning and writing
The summit of Kirders power
Persian made the official language of all Iran
Ahttra Mazda and his Adversary
The heptad and the seven creations
Creation and the Three Times
Death and the hereafter
The establishing of Mazda worship
The Zoroastrian badge
The times and manner of praying
The seven festivals
The oldest prayers
The liturgy and Yenhe hatąn
The Ashem vohu
The unrecorded centuries
Belief in a world Saviour
The extension of purity laws
Priests and worship
Under the Achaemenians
The early kings
Darius the Great
Achaemenian palaces and tombs
Fires and fireholders
The divine beings
Icons and temples
The Zurvanite heresy
The Zoroastrian calendar
The three world Saviours
Practices of the faith
The spread of Zoroasters teaching
Under the Seleucids and Arsacids
The Seleucids and Iran
The rise of the Parthians
Fire temples and image shrines
Developments in calendar and chronology
Developments in the scribal tradition
Under the early Sasanians
Tansar a religious propagandist
During the mid Sasanian period
The three great sacred fires
Religious literature and royal propaganda
The Mazdakite movement
Under the later Sasanians
The written Avesta
The Pahlavi literature
The last years of Zoroastrian Iran
Under the Caliphs
Inducements and barriers to conversion
Islam takes root in Iran
Zoroastrians in ninthcentury Iran
Zoroastrians in tenthcentury Iran
Turkish and Mongol invasions of Iran
Under IlKhans Rajahs and Sultans
Manuscript copying and preservation
The Parsi founding fathers
Parsis in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries
Parsis in the fifteenth century
Irani Zoroastrians in the sixteenth century
Under the Safavids and Mughals
Parsis in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Eighteenthcentury Parsi religious disputes
Irani Zoroastrians in the eighteenth century
The Parsi Panchayat of Bombay
Eighteenthcentury European studies of Zoroastnan beliefs
Under the Qajars and British
Parsi religious reforms
Haug and West on Zoroastrian beliefs
Theosophy and the Parsis
Panis and the printed word
The Parsi practice of the faith
Irani Zoroastrians in the nineteenth century
Parsi calendar and religious reforms in the early twentieth century
In the twentieth century
Zoroastrians in modern Iran
Parsis in independent India and Pakistan
Recent interpretations of Zoroastrian belief
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