Zoroastrianism: History, Religion, and Belief
Explore the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, its languages, and the challenges faced by Zoroastrian communities today.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in ancient religions – both ancient and living – specifically Zoroastrian religious traditions and its languages. It will also appeal to anyone interested in Iranian Studies or South Asian Studies.
Members of the Zoroastrian community worldwide will find this course particularly useful.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify the key elements of the Zoroastrian religion.
Trace an outline of Zoroastrianism in a historical context.
Explain some of the challenges faced by Zoroastrian communities today.
Discuss Zoroastrianism as both a majority and minority religion.
Analyse the source materials for the study of the religion.
Explore the Avestan language.