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Single Idea 7473

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 3. Zoroastrianism]

Full Idea

Life after death, resurrection, judgement, heaven and paradise, were all Zoroastrian firsts, as were hell and the devil.

Gist of Idea

Zoroaster conceived the afterlife, judgement, heaven and hell, and the devil


Peter Watson (Ideas [2005], Ch.05)

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Ideas: from fire to Freud' [Phoenix 2006], p.154

A Reaction

He appears to be the first 'prophet'.