The New Essential Steiner

An Introduction to Rudolf Steiner for the 21st Century

Edited by Robert McDermott

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A compact, accessible introduction to the basic writings of the great modern spiritual teacher who has been an immense influence on contemporary education, literature, art, science and philosophy.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Lindisfarne Books
Subject:
Philosophy of Human Life
Extent:
344 pages
ISBN:
9781584200567
Publication date:
28 Jan 2010

Description

The New Essential Steiner is a completely new introduction to the philosophy and essential writings of Rudolf Steiner, introduced and edited by Robert McDermott. This new volume offers selections from a wide variety of Steiner’s published works, presenting a broad, accessible overview of anthroposophy.

In his introduction, McDermott recounts Steiner’s life and work, from his childhood and education to his work as a natural scientist, philosopher, scholar, educator, artist, interpreter of culture and seer. He places Steiner in relation to major traditions of thought and explores the genesis and development of anthroposophy.

The New Essential Steiner includes selections from Steiner’s writings, which are grouped into chapters that demonstrate the breadth of his thinking and spiritual accomplishments. This is an invaluable compendium.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy -- Significant Events in the Life of Rudolf Steiner -- Autobiographical Notes: 'The Barr Document' -- 'Introducing Rudolf Steiner' by Owen Barfield
Philosophy: Self and World
Evolution: Cosmic & Human
Anthropos: Body, Soul, and Spirit
Spiritual Intelligence
Christ and Other Exalted Beings
Reincarnation, Karma, and the Dead
Arts
Society
Education
Psychology
Health and Healing
Gaia and the Future

Author

Robert McDermott is president emeritus and chair of the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He is the editor of the original edition of The Essential Steiner (1984) and is involved in many anthroposophical organizations and institutions.

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