Rudolf Steiner and The Christian Community

Peter Selg; Translated by Marsha Post

Price:
£9.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 22 Mar 2018

Quick Look

  • Addresses many questions about Rudolf Steiner's intentions for The Christian Community
  • Could significantly improve understanding and cooperation between The Christian Community and the wider anthroposophical world

Explores the complex and often misunderstood relationship between The Christian Community and the wider anthroposophical world.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Religion & Spirituality
Extent:
128 pages
ISBN:
9781782504818
Publication date:
22 Mar 2018

Description

The relationship between The Christian Community and the Anthroposophical Society is complex and often misunderstood. Christian Community priests work out of an understandinng of anthroposophy, and it was undoubtedly Steiner's theological lecture courses which led to the formation of the movement. Nonetheless questions remain, which Peter Selg examines closely in this unique book.

-- Steiner's work emphasises the importance of finding the spiritual in everyday life. So why did he help found a 'Sunday church'?
-- In his lectures, Steiner spoke about a 'spiritual communion' without physical matter. So why is there any need for a sacramental communion with real bread and wine, as practiced in The Christian Community?
-- In a much-quoted lecture after the founding of The Christian Community, Steiner said that anthroposophists should have no need of the new religious movement. But on another occasion he said he wished greatly that the movement should succeed. How can these be understood and reconciled?

This long-overdue book is a significant exploration of Steiner's legacy which should have far-reaching implications for mutual understanding and cooperation between The Christian Community and the wider anthroposophical world.

Author

Peter Selg was born in Stuttgart in 1963. He is the director of the Ita Wegman Institute in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He lectures extensively and is the author of many books on the work of Rudolf Steiner, including The Lord's Prayer and Rudolf Steiner.

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