What was Zoroastrianism and how is it similar to Christianity? To find at least 3 books to write essay. Footnotes or endnotes have to be provided. It will be good if I have a well-crafted thesis statement.
What was Zoroastrianism and how is it similar to Christianity?
To find at least 3 books to write essay. Footnotes or endnotes have to be provided. It will be good if I have a well-crafted thesis statement.
How Does Zoroastrianism Compare to Christianity?
Everybody knows about the Middle Eastern monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But few people know there is another religion that originated in the Middle East whose adherents also believe in and worship one God. That little religion is Zoroastrianism, or the Parsi faith.
As we saw in my previous article, Zoroastrianism is the ancient Persian religion that dominated Iran prior to the coming of Islam. The prophet Zoroaster (c. 628–551 BC) affirmed and proclaimed a monotheistic faith that identified Ahura Mazda as the almighty God. An ancient religion that reflects a moral dualism. The Parsi faith places a strong emphasis upon individual human choice and responsibility.
The religious idea that heaven is a reward and damnation a just punishment is held by many more people than just the small number of individuals who embrace the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. (Estimation to be about 200,000 worldwide). Further, the idea that heaven is for those who try to live good, decent, and just moral lives. Additionally, hell a just punishment for those who are evil is an extremely common belief. It is a belief held by many within the institutional religions of the world and by people who identify themselves as not being religious per se, but rather “spiritual” in self designation.