Christianity As Mystical Fact
and the Mysteries of Antiquity
By Rudolf Steiner
Copyright © 1961
What is the connection between early Christianity and its
contemporary counterparts and its antecedents? The comparison
is not to Roman emperor worship, but rather to the practices of
the Mystery Religions. One interesting comparison which can be
made is the raising of Lazarus to the traditional temple sleep
of three days and three nights.
As his source for many of the classical quotations included in
Christianity as Mystical Fact, Rudolf Steiner used Otto
Willman's Geschichte des Idealismus, History of Idealism.
The present translators have referred to original texts wherever
possible for this edition of Steiner's book. See the
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