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Zoroastrianism meaning

zoroastrianism - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend- Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light ( good) and dark ( evil)
  2. 2. The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit ( Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit ( Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.

zoroastrianism - examples of usage

  1. No new religious force had come into the ancient East, unless the Mede is to be reckoned one in virtue of his Zoroastrianism. - "The Ancient East", D. G. Hogarth.
  2. This was the doctrine from the Ganges, or even the shores of the Yellow Sea, to the Ilissus; it was the fundamental principle of the Indian religion and the Indian philosophy; it was the basis of Zoroastrianism; it was pure Platonism; it was the Platonic Judaism of the Alexandrian school. - "Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries", Annie Besant.
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