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Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is one of the world's oldest continuously practiced religions.
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- Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed credal religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith.
- Mary Boyce, in Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, p. 1
- The pantheon was never eliminated, and Zoroastrianism, in some sense at least, remained a polytheistic religion throughout its history, although today the many deities have lost their individual divine character and are not worshipped for themselves but have been reinterpreted as allegories or symbols. Thus, modern Zoroastrianism is probably best described as monotheistic, certainly as monotheistic as Christianity with its Trinity and angels, though less monotheistic than Judaism and Islam.
- Prods Oktor Skjærvø, Zarathustra: a Revolutionary Monotheist? (2011) as quoted in Reconsidering the Concept of Revolutionary Monotheism, in Pongratz-Leisten, Beate, p. 350, Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns.