The Gospel of St. John
in Relation to the other Gospels especially that of St. Luke
By Rudolf Steiner
Copyright © 1933
This weighty cycle of lectures illuminates many events in the Gospels
with the penetrating insight of spiritual science. This book is an
important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
A course of fourteen lectures given at Cassel, 24th June to 7th July, 1909.
This translation has been made from the original of Rudolf Steiner,
by permission of H. Collison, M.A. (Oxon) by whom all Rights are
reserved. Published in German as
Das Johannes-Evangelium im Verhaeltnis zu den Drei
Anderen Evangelien, Besonders zu dem Lukas-Evangelium.
Published by kind permission of the
Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
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The Christians of St. John.
The rebirth of the higher Ego in man and in humanity.
|June 24, 1909|
The living spiritual history.
The leaders of humanity. The creative Word.
|June 25, 1909|
The metamorphoses of the Earth.
The prototypes of created types. The servants of the Word.
|June 26, 1909|
The hierarchies of our solar system and the kingdoms of the earth.
|June 27, 1909|
Human development during the incarnations of our Earth.
The kingdom of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic spirits and the kingdom of the divine spiritual beings.
|June 28, 1909|
The Atlantean oracles.
The post Atlantean Sanctuaries of initiation. The Baptism by John.
|June 29, 1909|
The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit.
|June 30, 1909|
The Mysteries of initiation.
The rebirth through Christ Jesus.
|July 01, 1909|
The artistic composition of the Gospel of St. John.
The climax of power in the signs and miracles.
|July 02, 1909|
What occurred at the Baptism by John?
Christ's mastery over the laws of the bony system and the conquest of death.
|July 03, 1909|
The establishment of harmony in the inner forces of man through the Christ-impulse.
The connection between the ancient Mysteries and the Gospels.
|July 04, 1909|
The decline of the ancient wisdom and its renewal through the Christ-impulse.
The significance of the Mystery of Golgotha for human evolution upon earth.
|July 05, 1909|
The cosmic significance of the Mystery of Golgotha.
The conquest of death through the expulsion of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic influence. Death as the bringer of life. The Earth becomes a new Sun. The power of Christ radiates into the human etheric body. The effects of the Christ-light and its reflection in the earth's periphery as a spiritual sphere. The Holy Ghost.
|July 06, 1909|
The Earth as the body of Christ and as a new centre of light.
The Last Supper as the preparation for the mystical union with Christ. Paul, the apostle of the spiritually living Christ. The seven stages of Christian initiation. Death, the seed of eternal Ego-hood. Spirit-knowledge is the fire of life.
|July 07, 1909|