07b-1 Zoroastrianism

07b-1 Zoroastrianism - Zoroastrianism Old Indo-European...

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Zoroastrianism Old Indo-European Religion Old Indo-European Religion West Indo-European East Indo-European Greek Roman Celtic German Indic Iranian Old Iranian Religion Comparative Mythology Polytheistic Fire worshippers = Agni ( अि# )/Ignis Magian Priestly caste/tribe Magus socially equivalent to Israelite Levites
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Zoroaster/Zarathushtra Iranian living in modern Afghanistan Had visions of God Ahura Mazda = “Wise Lord” Zoroaster/Zarathushtra Called as prophet of Ahura Mazda Preached dualistic monotheism Teachings are the in Gathas (Psalms) hymns to Ahura Mazda Zoroaster/Zarathushtra Preached dualistic monotheism Teachings are the in Gathas (Psalms) hymns to Ahura Mazda Zoroaster from the Dura Europos murals {250 CE}
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Zoroaster Seen as great philosopher and magician in the Western tradition Raphael stanza in the Vatican Zoroastrian Doctrines Dualistic monotheism Ahura Mazda (God) vs. "twin" Angra Mainyu
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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