Ted Good: Curiosity and Identity in the Denkard

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Ted Good


September 9, 2023

The 45th episode of Parse is an excerpt of a presentation given by Ted Good on curiosity and identity in the Denkard. This lecture was part of the Zoroastrian Studies Symposium in honour of Ervard Dr. Jehan Bagli which took place at U of T on September 9th, 2023. 
Ted Good received his BA in 2010 from the University of North Texas, where he studied philosophy, religion, and anthropology. From there, he focused on Zoroastrianism at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the University of Chicago, earning MAs in religion in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Good completed his PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Enrico Raffaelli and Dr. Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo. Good’s doctoral research focuses on an early Zoroastrian school of philosophy centred on the Middle Persian work Dēnkard.  
To watch the full talk, click here: ⁠https://youtu.be/XFNaGYoR-qI?si=lB_5pz3kigfkS_q1&t=2712⁠