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REL 323: “The Origins and Influences of the Zoroastrian Tradition”
This illuminating course involves the study of:
• The Indo-Iranian origins of the world’s oldest revealed religion
• The role of Zarathushtra and his teachings: the main devotional and ritual texts.
• “Zoroastrianism” as a key element in the three ancient Iranian empires.
• Zoroastrianism in relation to neighboring religions, including Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
• Zoroastrians in Iran, India and the diaspora.
• The appropriation of Zoroaster by European literati such as Voltaire, Mozart and Nietzsche.
• A seasonal ceremony demonstrated by local Zoroastrians.
Instructor: Jenny Rose, PhD
Tuesdays, 9 – 11:50am