Jesus to Christ
11 lectures by Rudolf
In From Jesus to Christ,
Rudolf Steiner describes the spiritual approach to a comprehension
of Christ and the events in Palestine and their significance for the
whole of future human evolution.
Once experienced intuitively by
early gnostic thinkers, knowledge of the cosmic significance of
Christ and his mission has faded over the centuries. As theologians
and historians of the Church critically scrutinized the Gospel
records, their focus shifted from Christ to the human figure of
Jesus of Nazareth.
Today, many are beginning a new
search for an understanding of the life, death and resurrection of
Christ and its meaning for their lives. In the From Jesus to
Christ lectures, Steiner shows how 'the Mystery of Golgotha'
can be seen as the pivotal event of human history. The Gospels
themselves, he says, are 'initiation documents' that can guide us on
a path of spiritual development.
Steiner demonstrates how manifold
spiritual currents were involved and converged in the events of
Palestine which took place 2,000 years ago, and explains problematic
aspects of Christian theology such as the resurrection of the
physical body. His emphasis throughout is on highlighting the
esoteric path to Christ, and he encourages us to awaken to the new
revelation manifesting in our time: Christ as the 'Lord of Karma'.
This edition contains the
public talk given prior to the beginning of the course.
11 lectures, Karlsruhe, Germany, 4-14 Oct. 1911, GA131
Trans. C. Davy
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From Jesus to Christ - Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called
his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the
human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on
direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He
initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to
anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking.
From his spiritual investigations
Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities,
including education (both general and special), agriculture,
medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and
the arts. Today there are literally thousands of schools, clinics,
farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on
his principles. His many published works feature his research into
the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world
and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote
some 30 books and delivered over 6,000 lectures across Europe. In
1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today
has branches throughout the world.
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