Zoroaster the priest

  title={Zoroaster the priest},
  author={Mary Boyce},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={22 - 38}
  • M. Boyce
  • Published 1 February 1970
  • Philosophy
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The fact that Zoroaster was a priest, a zaotar, is likely to have been of considerable influence in nurturing and shaping his spiritual life; and in more than one study of Zoroastrianism it has been given due prominence, without, however, its implications being fully explored. There seems room, therefore, for a further attempt to assess, as far as the evidence allows, the relevance of Zoroaster's priesthood for the evolution of his doctrines. 

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