Books On Zoroastrianism And Zoroaster


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Recommended Books

Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Library of Religious Beliefs & Practices) - Mary Boyce

Soul Sisters: The Five Sacred Qualities of a Woman's Soul - Pythia Peay

In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet - Paul Kriwaczek

The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research - S. A. Nigosian

Avesta: The Religious Books of the Parsees. Volumes 1-3 - Arthur Henry Bleeck

Zoroastrianism and Judaism - George William Carter

Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism (Textual Sources for the Study of Religion) - Mary Boyce

In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas That Changed the World - Paul Kriwaczek

Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - Sooni Taraporevala

The Sacred Books of the East: Volume 4. The Zend-Avesta. Part 1 - Friedrich Max Müller

Christian Discipleship: A Step-By-Step Guide to Fulfiling the Great Commission - Steven Collins

The Gathas of Zarathushtra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom - Piloo Nanavutty

The Magi: From Zoroaster to the "Three Wise Men" - Ken R. Vincent

The Sacred Books of the East: Volume 23. The Zend-Avesta. Part 2 - Friedrich Max Müller

The Sacred Books of the East: Volume 31. The Zend-Avesta. Part 3 - Friedrich Max Müller

Paths of Faith - John Hutchison

The Tao of Philosophy (Alan Watts Love of Wisdom) - Alan Watts

Zurvan: A Zoroastrian Dilemma - R. C. Zaehner

The Magus - Francis Barrett

The Zend-Avesta, The Gathas, and the Doctrine of Zarathustra - Albert Pike

The Zend-Avesta Or Persian Holy Scripture - Charles F. Horne

Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching - R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy (Key Concepts Series) - Oliver Leaman

When Zarathustra Spoke: The Reformation Of Neolithic Culture And Religion (Bibliotheca Iranica: Zoroastrian Studies) - Mary Settegast

Early Zoroastrianism - James Hope Moulton

The Justice Broker: Lawyers and Ordinary Litigation - Herbert M. Kritzer

An Experience Named Spirit - John Shea

The Persian 'Mar Nameh': The Zoroastrian 'Book of the Snake' Omens and Calendar & The Old Persian Calendar - Payam Nabarz

Zoroastrians Diaspora: Religion and Migration - John R. Hinnells

Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion - S. A. Kapadia

The Zoroastrian Tradition: An Introduction to the Ancient Wisdom of Zarathushtra - Farhang Mehr

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds And Its Attainment - Rudolph Steiner

Mark’s Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith’s Controversial Discovery (Studies in Christianity and Judaism) - Scott G. Brown

Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics - Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Pagan Christs - John M. Robertson

Zoroastrianism - John, W. Waterhouse

Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to Ancient Faith (Sussex Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices) - Peter Clark

Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism: Triumph over Evil - Jamsheed K. Choksy

Armenian and Iranian Studies (Harvard Armenian Texts and Studies) - James R. Russell

Zoroastrianism: Its Antiquity and Constant Vigour (Columbia Lectures on Iranian Studies, No 7) - Mary Boyce

The Treasure Of The Magi - A Study Of Modern Zoroastrianism - James Hope Moulton

Strange Birds from Zoroaster's Nest: An Overview of Revealed Religions - Laina Farhat-Holzman

Essays on Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism (Bibliotheca Iranica. Zoroastrian Studies Series, No. 1) - Jean Kellens

Ritual Art and Knowledge: Aesthetic Theory and Zoroastrian Ritual (Studies in Comparative Religion) - Ron G. Williams

Living Zoroastrianism: Urban Parsis Speak about their Religion - Phi Kreyenbroek

The Hymns of Zarathustra: Being a Translation of the Gathas (Wisdom of the East) - Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

Mani, the Angel and the Column of Glory: An Anthology of Manichean Texts - Andrew J. Welburn

A Study of the Five Zarathushtrian: With Texts and Translations, Also With the Pahlavi Translation for the First Time Edited With Collation of Manuscripts, ... Prepared from All the (Zoroastrian Gathas) - Lawrence Heyworth Mills

The Persian Legacy and the Edgar Cayce Material - Kevin J. Todeschi

The Memory of Elephants: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction Series) - Boman Desai

Zoroastrianism - Introduction To An Ancient Faith - Peter Clark

Origin Of The Zarathustrian Religion - Albert Pike

An Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religion: Readings from the Avesta and the Achaemenid Inscriptions (Minnesota Publications in the Humanities, V. 2) - William W. Malandra

Conflict and Cooperation - Jamsheed Choksy

The Avestan Hymn to Mithra (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications) - Ilya Gershevitch

The story of Media, Babylon and Persia: Including a study of the Zend-Avesta or religion of Zoroaster; from the fall of Nineveh to the Persian war, (continued ... of Assyria") (The story of the nations) - Zénaïde A Ragozin

Erbedestan: An Avesta-Pahlavi text (Munchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft)

Under The Influence: questioning the comparative in medieval castile (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World) - Cynthia ROBINSO

Judaism and Zoroastrianism at the Dusk of Late Antiquity - Jacob Neusner

Avesta Khorda Avesta: Book Of Common Prayer - James Darmesteter

Zend Avesta and Solar Religions: A Historical Compilation - M. Edgeworth Lazarus

Avesta: Die heiligen Schriften der Parsen. Aus dem Grundtexte übersetzt, mit steter Rücksicht auf die Tradition, von Dr. Friedrich Spiegel. Band 1: Der Vendidad - Unknown Author

Preservation And Discovery Of The Zend-Avesta - Albert Pike

Commentar über das Avesta: Band 1: Der Vendîdâd - Friedrich von Spiegel

Zend-Avesta, ouvrage de Zoroastre: Contenant les idées théologiques, physiques & morales de ce législateur, les cérémonies du culte religieux ... Traduit ... Tome 1, Partie 2. Vie de Zoroastre - Zoroastre, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

Zoroastrian Studies: The Iranian Religion and Various Monographs - A. V. Williams Jackson

From Zoroastrian Iran to Islam: Studies in Religious History and Intercultural Contacts (Collected Studies Series) - Shaul Shaked

Traditions of the Magi: Zoroastrianism in Greek and Latin Literature (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) - Albert De Jong

Indo-European Societies and Zoroastrianism: Unravelling Convergent Trends in Historical Distortion - Iliya Englin

Zoroastrianism: World Religions - Paula R. Hartz

Did Dogen Go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote It - Steven Heine

A History of Zoroastrianism: Zoroastrianism Under Macedonian and Roman Rule (Handbuch Der Orientalistik Erste Abteilung Der Nahe Und Der Mittlere Os) - Mary Boyce

Zoroaster: Life and Work of the Forerunner in Persia (Forerunner Book Series) - Abd-Ru-Shin

A History of Zoroastrianism: Volume 1, The Early Period (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik) - Mary Boyce

Zoroastrianism: Symbols and Values - Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

The Paradoxes of the Highest Science - Éliphas Lévi

Masonry and Medieval Mysticism: Traces of a Hidden Tradition - Isabel Cooper-Oakley

Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholy: Written for the Use of Such As Are or Have Been Exercised by the Same (Puritan Writings) - Timothy Rogers

The Divine Songs of Zarathushtra - D. J. Irani

Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism - Michael Stausberg

The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England - Harry S. Stout

Ritchie's Fabulae FacilesA First Latin Reader

Zoroastrianism in the Light of Theosophy - Nasarvanji F. Bilimoria

Religions of Antiquity (Religion, History, and Culture) - Robert M. Seltzer

The Dawn and Twilight of Zoroastrianism - R. C. Zaehner

Love and Violence: Marriage as Metaphor for the Relationship between YHWH and Israel in the Prophetic Books - Gerlinde Baumann

Persian mythology - John R Hinnells

On the Invocation of the Name of Jesus - Lev Gillet

Persepolis: A Ghostly Grandeur - Alireza Azadavar

Twentysomething Girl: Real Advice On Relationships, Careers, And Life On Your Own - Donna Margaret Greene

Seven Great Bibles: The Sacred Scriptures Of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism Taoism, Mohammedanism, Judaism And Christianity - Alfred W. Martin

Ancient Persia (Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Vol. 7) (Sacred Books & Early Literature of the East) - Charles F. Horne

Four Great Religions: Four Lectures: Delivered on the Twenty-First Anniversary of the Theosophical Society, at Adyar, Madras - Annie Wood Besant

The Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes (Persian Studies Series) - Jenny Rose

Intimacy & Mission: Intentional Community As Crucible for Radical Discipleship - Luther E. Smith

Antike Schriftauslegung: Pagane Und Christliche Allegorese, Activa Und Passiva Im Antiken Umgang Mit Der Bibel (Hans-Lietzmann-Vorlesungen, 3) - Henry Chadwick

Life And Teachings of Zoroaster the Great Persian - Loren Harper Whitney

Four Great Religions (Cosimo Classics Sacred Texts) - Annie Besant

Go Forth and Do Good: Memorable Notre Dame Commencement Addresses - Theodore M. Hesburgh

The Chaldæan Oracles of Zoroaster - W. Wynn Westcott

Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices This book, now re-issued with a new introduction by Mary Boyce, is the first attempt to trace 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. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power but continues to survive as a minority faith.

The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research Zoroastrianism has played a significant role in the development of the world's major religions. A tiny world-wide community of Zoroastrians still exists: a small group lives in Iran; others, commonly known as Parsees, are found on the west coast of India; and Zoroastrians from both Iran and India have emigrated and established small communities in most major Western cities. Study of this faith, however, has been hampered by inherent uncertainties: while it is known that the prophet Zoroaster lived and taught in ancient Persia sometime prior to 550BCE, there is little concrete evidence about the precise origin and development of the religion derived from his teachings."The Zoroastrian Faith" is organized around five themes: an account of Zoroaster's life and work; discussion of the development and spread of Zoroastrianism from its beginnings to the present; description of the sacred writings and religious documents of the faith; an analysis of the basic Zoroastrian beliefs and their influence on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and a description of the prescribed observances. In this historical and analytical study, S.A. Nigosian cuts through these problems to present a concise, systematic survey of Zoroastrianism. This book will intrigue scholars and general readers alike. A glossary and bibliography are provided as aids for further study.

The Gathas of Zarathushtra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom This book is very good for what it is intended to be, an introduction for younger Zoroastrians who speak English and live outside of Iran and India to their faith. Frankly, there is virtually NOTHING on this ancient faith in English...period. (Do a search on and you will see there is almost nothing, including no good afforadable comprehensive hardback translation of the Zend Avesta in English...only a paperback reprint of Max Mueller's dated work.) For someone curious about this wonderful faith, this little book really is the best introduction you can currently find. The book is also very respectfully in tone. You don't have to agree with everything the author says. Frankly, since Zoroastrian studies are practically NIHL, people of this faith should be thankful someone tried to present what it is all about with the goal of teaching young believers and curious outsiders. (Note:I'm not a Zoroastrian, I'm a Buddhist, but I grew up having some good friends who are Zoroastrians, and I have therefore always been interested in the history of Persia.) Part of the problem stems from the fact that Zoroastrianism has never actively sought converts...therefore it lacks the ability to present itself as a viable world religion (which is a shame because it's a beautiful faith that has been mercilessly persecuted in Iran.) This book was the first, and right now the only attempt to try and present a basic introduction to Zoroastrianism. It is aimed mainly at Zoroastrians who live OUTSIDE of Iran and India. (Yes, there are quite a few, in fact where I live in California, there are a lot of Zoroastrians.) For someone interested in a basic, respectful introduction to this beautiful ancient faith, I can think of no better book than this one. As for the negative scholarly arguements presented by other reviewers, consider this...unless you can read ancient Persian are sunk. There are virtually no good studies of the Gathas or the Zend Avesta currently in print in English. Zoroastrians kids in the USA have virtually nothing to study unless they go on line. The only reason I didn't give this little book a five is that it is a small book, and left some subjects uncovered (I would have liked to see some information of Anahita and Mithra and maybe some of the daily prayers in it.) My wife's mother was also a Buddhist, but she was studying Zoroastrianism before she passed away. She would have loved this little book. - Kaoru Hiratsuka

In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet This is a lovely little book tracing the influence and mythology of Zarathustra (Zoroaster) through time. Paul Kriwaczek quickly covers Nietzsche, the Cathars, the Manichees, the Roman cult of Mithras, and Zoroastrianism. More accurate and careful books have been written on each of those subjects, but none more enjoyable; and I'm sure this is the only time they have all been dealt with in a single book. Kriwaczek is an honest layman, enjoying himself as he travels across Central Asia, the Middle East and England, reading the works of scholars (and a novelist) and drawing his own conclusions, exploring the legacy of Zarathustra. He explores some of the most fascinating issues in the history of religion, and he entertains the reader with his description of modern rituals. This is not scholarly, academic history, and Kriwaczek admits it. But it's also not the kind of ridiculous stuff you find on the History Channel. Kriwaczek's several speculations are within the bounds of plausibility, and he most of the time he admits when he's speculating. I highly recommend this book because it is so entertaining and fairly accurate. If you wonder why people study ancient religions that no one believes in today, read this and you will know why. However, if you want to read a book about Zoroastrians, I highly recommend Mary Boyce's "Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices."

Bhagavadgita Translation and Commentary by Jayaram V Avaialbe in USA/UK/DE/FR/ES/IT/NL/PL/SC/JP/CA/AU

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