From Symptom to Reality in Modern History
By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by A. H. Parker.
Copyright © 1976
In these lectures, Steiner surveys some of the great developments in
European consciousness and attitudes since the 15th century that have
gradually formed the Europe of today. He examines the rise of nationalism
and shows how different religious outlooks have played a profound role
in shaping the course of events.
He also speaks of his personal confrontations with the attitudes and
movements of his time. These lectures give a basis for a far deeper
understanding of the present world situation and provide a challenge
for those concerned with the future of humanity.
Translated by A. H. Parker, the original
translation was from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. Published
here with the permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
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