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Origins and development of Zoroastrian millenarianism

Jun 14, 2017 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM

The Institute of Iranian Studies invites you to a lecture by Antonio Panaino (Università di Bologna). The lecture, entitled „Origins and development of Zoroastrian millenarianism“ is part of the institute's public lecture series on „Ritual and Time“.

Summary: The present talk investigates the origins of Mazdean millenarianism emphasising the origi­nality of the Iranian speculations about time and its qualitative distinctions (eternal and limited) with close regard to the meaning of history and human ontological dimension. The problem of the duration and in particular of the end of (historical) time is discussed in its main outlines with some reflections about the different doctrines concerning the Cosmic Year and the theory of the Planetary conjunctions. In particular, some aspects of Jewish-Christian chiliasm and Iranian millenarianism are taken into consideration in the framework of the apocalyptic perspectives of the Late Antique world.

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2017 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM

Fabeckstr. 23-25
Raum 2.2058