Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism - Michael Stausberg

Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism - Michael Stausberg

First Encounters

Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism - Michael Stausberg

Michael Stausberg [+-]
University of Bergen
Michael Stausberg is Professor of the Study of Religion at the University of Bergen and his publications include Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism, Religion and Tourism, Contemporary Theories of Religion (editor), and Theorizing Rituals (co-editor).


In the course of this book some of the questions raised by Nietzsche will be met again: the relationship between good and evil, morality and metaphysics, truth and courage. But in the following we are not concerned with Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, but with the eastern (and still living) religion, 2 Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism which lays claim to Zarathustra as its “founder,” “prophet” or “reformer.” We will also have to address the highly controversial issue of the “historical” Zarathustra.

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Stausberg, Michael. First Encounters. Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1 - 11 Oct 2008. ISBN 9781845533205. Date accessed: 10 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19014. Oct 2008

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