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Background to the Gospel of St. Mark

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Background to the Gospel of St. Mark

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These lectures constitute an important chapter in Steiner's commentary on Christianity. They stress the relationship of the Gospel of Mark to the "language of the macrocosm" and cover such topics as the two main streams of post-Atlantean civilization, the tasks of our epoch, the laws of rhythm in the domain of soul and spirit, and much more.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by E. H. Goddard and D. S. Osmond
Cover design by Christiana Beaven
Bn 124, GA 124, CW 124

These lectures constitute an important chapter in Steiner's commentary on Christianity. They stress the relationship of the Gospel of Mark to the “language of the macrocosm” and cover such topics as the two main streams of post-Atlantean civilization, the tasks of our epoch, the laws of rhythm in the domain of soul and spirit, and much more.

Ten lectures from the series entitled: Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark. Published in German as: Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium. These lectures, plus three more, were published later as: Background to the Gospel of St. Mark. We present them with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. The translator is unknown. Cover design by Christiana Beaven. From Bn 124, GA 124, CW 124.

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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Introduction
Contents
 
Lecture One: On the Investigation and Communication of Spiritual Truths October 17, 1910
Lecture Two: Higher Knowledge and Man's Life of Soul October 24, 1910
Lecture Three: The Tasks of the Fifth Post-Atlantean Epoch November 07, 1910
Lecture Four: The Symbolic Language of the Macrocosm in the Gospel of St. Mark December 06, 1910
Lecture Five: The Two Main Streams of Post-Atlantean Civilisation December 19, 1910
Lecture Six: The Son of God and the Son of Man. The Sacrifice of Orpheus January 16, 1911
Lecture Seven: The Higher Members of Man's Constitution February 28, 1911
Lecture Eight: Laws of Rhythm in the Domain of Soul-and-Spirit. March 07, 1911
Lecture Nine: The Moon-Religion of Jahve and its Reflection in Arabism March 13, 1911
Lecture Ten: Rosicrucian WIsdom in Folk-Mythology June 10, 1911
Lecture Eleven: Kyrios, The Lord of the Soul December 12, 1910
Lecture Twelve: Mystery Teachings in St. Mark's Gospel December 18, 1910
 
Answers to Questions on Lecture Twelve December 18, 1910
 
Lecture Thirteen: The Voice of the Angelos and the Speech of the Exousiai February 02, 1911
 
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