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The Gospel of St. John

in Relation to the other Gospels especially that of St. Luke

By Rudolf Steiner

GA 112

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.

Copyright © 1933
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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Contents
 
I

The Christians of St. John.
The rebirth of the higher Ego in man and in humanity.

June 24, 1909
II

The living spiritual history.
The leaders of humanity. The creative Word.

June 25, 1909
III

The metamorphoses of the Earth.
The prototypes of created types. The servants of the Word.

June 26, 1909
IV

The hierarchies of our solar system and the kingdoms of the earth.

June 27, 1909
V

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
VI

The Atlantean oracles.
The post Atlantean Sanctuaries of initiation. The Baptism by John.

June 29, 1909
VII

The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit.

June 30, 1909
VIII

The Mysteries of initiation.
The rebirth through Christ Jesus.

July 01, 1909
IX

The artistic composition of the Gospel of St. John.
The climax of power in the signs and miracles.

July 02, 1909
X

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
XI

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
XII

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
XIII

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
XIV

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




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