Zoroastrianism is a religion much commented upon by a few enthusiastic Oriental scholars, and less understood by the general public. Out of the millions of believers of this faith in the by gone ages, there now remains a handful of devout followers, known as the Parsis.
The author has, therefore, ventured to put before his readers a brief sketch of the teachings of this divine prophet. He hopes that the strangers to the faith may find in it food for philosophic enlightenment, and the Zoroastrians themselves a subject for deeper and wider researches in the untold wealth of sublime theology and philosophy, now locked up in the monumental tomes of the ancient Avesta writings.
First published in 1908, this book is a little introduction to one of the world’s forgotten religions. There’s nothing complex about this little volume of spiritual texts. Basic precepts of Zoroastrian belief are explained and numerous quotations and prayers are given. There are hints of the influence of Zoroastrian belief upon Jewish and Christian thought. Leaving one to wonder what the world would be like if the Iranian faith was more widespread.
The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion
Book Jungle (November 8, 2007)