Sunday Service with UUUF
“The Story of the Magi: Exploring Zoroastrianism And Its Impact on Judaism and Christianity”
with John Mowbray
Who were the Magi in the Gospel According to Matthew? Were they simply “Wise Men”, or as most scholars believe, actually Zoroastrian priests? If they were Zoroastrian priests, what was the author of the story trying to tell his audience? Zoroastrianism is among the oldest monotheistic religions and its belief in a cosmic battle between good and evil, as well as other teachings, greatly impacted Second Temple Judaism and ultimately Christianity. Join us as UUUF member John Mowbray offers his perspectives.
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