.....It was either under Persian influence or by a parallel development of thought that the later Judaism came to believe in a future life, a resurrection, a last judgment, heaven and hell, a cosmic duel between right and darkness, and a divine Saviour. A cynic might even say that we owe more to Zarathustra than to Moses.
..........— William R(alph) Inge (1860-1954), English clergyman, theologian, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sermon, Modern Church Union, Cambridge (1950). Quoted in The Great Thoughts (1985) by George Seldes.
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