The spirit of Zoroastrianism / introduced, translated, and edited by Prods Oktor Skjærvø.

Author
Skjærvø, Prods O. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011.
Description
ix, 270 p. ; 21 cm.

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Notes
"Published in association with the International Sacred Literature Trust."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-260).
Language note
Translated from the Pahlavi, Old Persian, Old Avesta, Young Avesta, Middle Persian.
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.
Other title(s)
Zoroastrianism
ISBN
  • 9780300170351 (cl : alk. paper)
  • 0300170351 (cl : alk. paper)
LCCN
2011041889
OCLC
670481507
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