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Comparative Religion

  1. Communicative Reason & Medieval Iranian Thought
    Soroushian, Dr. Mehrborzin
    Dr. Sakhai motivated by his desire to find a solution to the problem of human misery and suffering was led to Zarathushtrian studies and produced this well referenced book based on his Ph.D. research in Iranian studies at Columbia university. Very informative perspective is presented on comparison of Zarathushtra's thought with the tenets of the Abrahamic religions as well as the the theories of Marx, Weber and Habermas.
  2. Differences in the Spirit of Yenghe Hataam
    McIntyre, Dina G.
    This article highlights some major differences between Zarathushtra's thought and some other religions, while honoring the good in such religions, in the spirit of our Yenghe Hataam prayer.
  3. Influence of Zarathushtrian faith on the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    Mehta, Kayomarsh P.
    Zarathushtra's thought on the relation between man, divinity, and consciousness had profound influence on theological development of other faiths. This article captures some of the direct influence of Zarathushtrian believes on the development of Judaic, Christian and Islamic thoughts.

  4. Interaction of the religion of Zarathushtra with other religions
    Jafarey, Dr. Ali Akbar
    A historical review of interaction between the religion of Zarathushtra and other religious schools in the East as well as the Abrahmic traditions.
  5. Mithraism
    Taraporwala, Dr. Iraj

    Mithraism originated in Iran, predating Zoroastrianism. Being predominant in Rome prior to Christianity, elements of it can be found in Zoroastrianism and in Christianity. This article investigates its bearing on Zoroastrianism.
  6. On becoming a Zoroastrian in Italy
    Moramarco, Michele
    Author takes us on his personal journey of discovery as he explores human spirituality, philosophy and psychotherapy that led him to the study of Zoroastrianism. Michele provides valuable insights on the similarity and differences of different schools of thoughts he explored in his personal intellectual quest.
  7. Religion and Tradition
    Jafarey, Dr. Ali Akbar
    An insightful article  on the fine distinction between Daena as Religion consciousness and religious tradition, presenting a uniquely Zarathushtrian perspective on the subject.
  8. The Cosmos and Zarathushtra
    Jafarey, Dr. Ali Akbar
    This concise article points out the uniqueness of Zarathushtrian view of the cosmos and how it compares with the view held by Abrahamic faiths.
  9. The Pagan Heritage of Humanity
    Nelson, Robert Scott
    The religions of Ancient Man, his veneration of the Earth, Moon and Sun as God forms, has had a direct influence on the Symbols and Holy Days of Monotheism. This article discusses the influence of some of the pre-monotheistic beliefs on the evolution of subsequent monotheistic religious thoughts, and their communalities that have come about. The paper touches upon cycles of nature and seasonal celebrations such as Novruz, Christmas, and Easter.

  10. The Origin of Israel’s Faith – and its Debt to Zoroaster
    MacAllister, P.E.

    An insightful discussion of the evolution on the Judeo-Christian religious thoughts and its borrowings from Zarathushtra's thought is presented in this article.
  11. Twin Mainyus - The Gathic Doctrine
    Bagli, Ervad Dr. Jehan
    The ethical duality of Good and Evil confronts all the religious traditions. Prophet Zarathushtra was historically the first spiritual leader to deal with this aspect in a uniquely reflective manner. This is elaborated in his words in Yasna 30 of the Ahunavaiti Gatha. These sections of the Yasna will be discussed and their principles interpreted in relation to the processes of thought and choice by the Humanity in this Getig world. The Gathic concept of the Twin Mainyus has undergone a significant distortion in the Syncretic Zarathushtrian  Faith that evolved with time. An attempt will be made to outline the historical  changes  that led to the Syncretic viewpoint. 
  12. What Zarathushtra Has Given To All Mankind
    Nelson, Robert Scott

    The concept of One God of Light and Wisdom is a gift from prophet Zarthushtra. This concept has influenced the mind of man immeasurably re-introduced by other prophets and philosophers. Novruz is a time to celebrate the gifts from the prophet Zarathushtra, also a time to celebrate his people.

  13. Zarathushtra and the European Experience
    Khazai, Dr. Khosro
    Zarathushtra's philosophical ideas had immense influence of European intellectuals and the evolution of Western Culture through the renaissance period. Intellectuals such as Byzantine philosopher Giorgius Plethon, and French intellectual Voltaire sought inspiration in Zarathushtra's thought in their opposition to institutionalized religions of their times.
  14. Zoroastrian Studies in Europe through the 19th century
    Mobed, Keikhosrow
  15. Zoroastrianism and Judaism
    Bagli, Ervard Dr. Jehan
    In this article historical and documented facts are presented to indicate the influence of Zoroastrianism on the evolution of Judaism and the parallels with the other now extant religions.