Introduction to Zoroastrianism, Friday 19 January 2018

Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously, in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Iranian (Persian) immigrants are known as Parsis, or Parsees. The Iranian prophet and religious reformer Zarathustra (flourished before the 6th century BCE)—more widely known outside Iran as Zoroaster (the Greek form of his name)—istraditionally regarded as the founder of the religion. Zoroastrianism contains both monotheistic and dualistic features. It likely influenced the other major Western religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We have an introduction to Zoroaster & Zoroastrianism at the Library this coming Friday 19 January at 7.30pm. Come to listen and learn something new. Say "no" to another boring evening in front of the TV. [info source: Britannica.com]