Religions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present

Religions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present

Richard Foltz


Although this present day linked solely with Islam, Iran has in truth performed an remarkable function inside the entire international religions, injecting Iranian principles into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of the retailers who handed alongside the Silk street. This brilliant and magnificent paintings explores the way during which Persian tradition has interacted with and reworked each one international religion, from the migration of the Israelites to Iran hundreds of thousands of years in the past to the impact of Iranian notions on Mahayana Buddhism and Christianity. Foltz considers Iran’s function in shaping the Muslim international, not just within the center East but in addition in South Asia in an evocative and informative trip in the course of the non secular history of an historical and influential region.

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