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Zoroastrian theology.

Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla

Zoroastrian theology.

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Facsimile reprint of 1st ed., published, New York, 1914.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21373409M
ISBN 100404021239

Independent proof comes from Lydia where there are inscriptions to her as a goddess of waters, fertility and procreation, like Ishtar and Nin-Ella. It seems rather unlikely that these ideas were originally developed among Jews, and that they were borrowed by the Persians, who constituted the dominant culture. For Zoroaster, Falsehood or the Lie Druj is the manifestation of the Evil One in the world, the essence of evil, and appears more often in the Gathas than the name of the Evil Spirit. And he will raise the death, both in heaven and hell. Ahuramazda creates the physical world in six steps, and the fravashis, taking another years. Of these twain Spirits, he that followed the Lie chose the worst things; the Holiest Spirit chose Right… Herodotus, writing about the Persians of his day, recorded: They teach boys, from five years to twenty, three things only—to ride, to shoot and to be truthful…Most disgraceful of all is lying.

Therefore both Zoroastrianism and Christianity look towards a future resurrection from the dead when all men will rise before God for judgment, right before the great consummation of all things. This active participation is a central element in Zoroaster's concept of free will and Zoroastrianism as such rejects extreme forms of asceticism and monasticism but historically has allowed for moderate expressions of these concepts. The bases or these 2 religions are similar. The daeva-cult is the religion of uncivilized maurauding tribes. The law in nature makes Ahuramazda the Wise Lord.

For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. Many religions during the first several centuries of the Common Era did not place much importance on resurrection, so even during this time resurrection was still considered surprising. Zoroastrianism came into contact with not just exiled Jews after the fall of Jerusalem, but also with post-exilic Jews now living in their homeland. Gaiser, Frederick J.


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Zoroastrian theology. book

Similarities Between Zoroastrianism And Christianity

The discussion here will be presented in terms of both the main stages of Zoroastrian history and the three main thematic notions: individual eschatology; universal eschatology; and apocalyptic q. Some, such as the " Denkard ", are doctrinal defenses of the religion, while others are explanations of theological aspects such as the Bundahishn 's or practical aspects e.

The longer "great Siroza" has complete sentences and sections, with the yazatas being addressed in the accusative. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, Dyaus is the Greek Zeus but fades out of the Indian pantheon in later times.

AD under Ardashir Iwho established Zoroastrian theology. book Sassanid dynasty and fostered a general revival of Achaemenian culture. This can explain many of the duplications in the narrative, while no similar mechanism is available in the complex of eschatological notions in Judaism.

Not only did Zoroastrianism have several opportunities for cultural transmission to Christianity, Christians at the time seemed either oblivious to its influence or perhaps a bit on the receptive side. Zoroaster had a doctrine of free will and individual responsibility for all actions, writing: Whoso worketh ill for the Liar by word or thought or hands, or converts his dependents to the Good, such men meet the will of Ahuramazda to his satisfaction.

The war between these two supernatural hosts is the subject matter of the fully developed cosmogony and eschatology of Zoroastrianism. From another point of view, eschatology serves both as a mirror-image of the religious and moral life on earth, and as a court of justice where rewards and punishments are allotted and carried out.

The doctrine of the resurrection was not accepted without some wavering among Zoroastrian scholars of Sasanian and post-Sasanian times. Under Abbasid rule, Muslim Iranians who by then were in the majority in many instances showed severe disregard for and mistreated local Zoroastrians.

Then the Iranian religion gradually emerged again. In that story, credit for collation and recension is given to the early Sasanian-era priest Tansar high priest under Ardashir Ir. For Zoroastrians sin is more an error, or misplaced understanding, whereby a person wrongly understands himself and Ahura Mazda, R.

The Nards were split into three categories of seven, one each for science, devotion and history. The Righteous become like the Holy Immortals just as Jesus says in the New Testament, accepting that they are angels, immortal inhabitants of heaven.

And bring judgment. Zoroastrianism did not significantly influence ancient Israelite religion. Was the Amesha Spenta, Aramaiti, as Mother earth, the original third member of the trinity?

That master copy, now lost, is known as the 'Sassanian archetype'. But he will be born of a virgin. By every good thought, word and deed, by continually keeping a pure body and soul, every person impairs the power of evil and strengthens the might of goodness, laying a claim for reward from Ahuramazda.

And they make you wonder why do these religions have so much in common. In Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrian Influence i. But the Sassanids tolerated or even sometimes favored the Christianity of the Church of the East.

The Siroza is never recited as a whole, but is a source for individual sentences devoted to particular divinities, to be inserted at appropriate points in the liturgy depending on the day and the month. The Avesta is all that remains of the 21 Nards, and these were only part of an even larger collection of works that existed before Alexander destroyed the sacred texts of the Persians, as Diodorus, the historian, relates.

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