Related Traditions—Zoroastrian Scriptures
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Sacred Texts of the World
Taught by Professor Grant Hardy | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Zoroastrianism envisions the universe as ruled by good and evil beings of equal status. Study its principal sacred text, the Avesta, comprising books of hymns, myths, and religious regulations promoting holiness. Sample the Gathas, dialogues between the priest Zoroaster and the creator god, Ahura Mazda, and trace Zoroastrianism’s influence on the monotheistic faiths.