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Monotheism the Zoroastrian Way

Hintze, Almut (2014) 'Monotheism the Zoroastrian Way.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 24 (2). pp. 225-249.

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This article examines seemingly monotheistic, polytheistic and dualistic features of Zoroastrianism from the point of view of the Zoroastrian creation myth. Exploring the personality of the principal deity, Ahura Mazdā, the origin of the spiritual and material worlds and the worship of the Yazatas, it is argued that Zoroastrianism has its own particular form of monotheism.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: Zoroastrianism, Iranian Studies, Religious Studies, Monotheism, Dualism, Polytheism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1017/S1356186313000333
Depositing User: Almut Hintze
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 14:46
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18346


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