Rudolf Steiner, philosopher, scientist and educator, (1861-1925),
has achieved worldwide fame as the originator of the Science of the
Spirit known as Anthroposophy, and as a pioneer of genius in a variety
of fields of Learning.
Steiner thought, spoke and wrote as a scientist. Though he
challenged many of the conclusions of science, he did so as one who
knew at first-hand the whole trend of scientific thought.
A. P. Shepherd, A Scientist of the Invisible.
That the academic world has managed to dismiss Steiner's works
as inconsequential and irrelevant, is one of the intellectual wonders
of the twentieth century. Anyone who is willing to study those vast
works with an open mind (let us say, a hundred of his titles) will
find himself faced with one of the greatest thinkers of all time,
whose grasp of the modern sciences is equaled only by his profound
learning in the ancient ones.
Russell W. Davenport, The Dignity of Man.
Steiner's gift to the world was a moral and meditative way to
objective vision, a way appropriate to the psychological and
physiological constitution of Western man. If accepted in the spirit
of humility, altruism and truthfulness in which it was given, it could
bridge the existing cleft between a man's religious conviction and his
intellect and will. It could add comprehension to our existing
knowledge and thus revive the vision without which our generation will
hardly find the solution to its problems.
Franz Winkler, M.D., Man the Bridge between Two Worlds.