The Gospel of
Twelve lectures by Rudolf
In According to
Matthew, Rudolf Steiner describes the inspired Gospel of St. Matthew
within a historical context, but a history entirely driven by
Each of the four Gospels presents
a different aspect of the Christ event and its significance in
earthly and cosmic evolution. According to Rudolf Steinerís
spiritual research, St. Matthewís Gospel is, above all, the human
gospel. Going back to ancient Atlantis, Steiner speaks of the
missions of the different peoples-Turanians, Iranians and
Hebrews-showing especially how the historical development of the
Hebrew people contributed to Christís Incarnation into the person of
Jesus at the Baptism in the River Jordan. Steiner then turns to the
history of Zoroastrianism and follows the individuality of
Zarathustra (Zoroaster), whose closest pupils re-incarnated as the
founders of two great spiritual impulses―Hermes for the Egyptian
culture and Moses for the Hebrews. Through them Zarathustraís
influence on human culture continued to evolve, while he too
continued to incarnate amongst these cultures and eventually as
Jesus of the Matthew Gospel.
In these profound lectures,
Steiner speaks magisterially of the destiny of the Matthew Jesus.
Among the many spiritual riches in this work are Steinerís
descriptions of the nature of true Christian initiation and the
mission of Christ Jesus as the bringer of ďIĒ consciousness.
Steinerís insights also lead us to understand the miracles Christ
performed, significant events such as the Transfiguration, and how
the Christís own life forced worked through the disciples.
Richard Smokey (author of Inner
Christianity) has written an illuminating introduction, which
explains Steinerís approach and makes his findings more accessible
by placing them in contexts familiar to readerís today.
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According to Matthew - Rudolf Steiner
12 lectures, 1 - 12 September 1910, Berne
Translated: Catherine E. Creeger
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