The Gospel of St. John
This weighty cycle of lectures illuminates many events in the Gospels with the penetrating insight of spiritual science. This book is an important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
A course of fourteen lectures given at Cassel, 24th June to 7th July, 1909. This translation has been made from the original of Rudolf Steiner, by permission of H. Collison, M.A. (Oxon) by whom all Rights are reserved. Published in German as Das Johannes-Evangelium im Verhaeltnis zu den Drei Anderen Evangelien, Besonders zu dem Lukas-Evangelium.
|The Christians of St. John.
|June 24, 1909
|The rebirth of the higher Ego in man and in humanity.
|The living spiritual history.
|June 25, 1909
|The leaders of humanity. The creative Word.
|The metamorphoses of the Earth.
|June 26, 1909
|The prototypes of created types. The servants of the Word.
|The hierarchies of our solar system and the kingdoms of the earth.
|June 27, 1909
|Human development during the incarnations of our Earth.
|June 28, 1909
|The kingdom of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic spirits and the kingdom of the divine spiritual beings.
|The Atlantean oracles.
|June 29, 1909
|The post Atlantean Sanctuaries of initiation. The Baptism by John.
|The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit.
|June 30, 1909
|The Mysteries of initiation.
|July 01, 1909
|The rebirth through Christ Jesus.
|The artistic composition of the Gospel of St. John.
|July 02, 1909
|The climax of power in the signs and miracles.
|What occurred at the Baptism by John?
|July 03, 1909
|Christ's mastery over the laws of the bony system and the conquest of death.
|The establishment of harmony in the inner forces of man through the Christ-impulse.
|July 04, 1909
|The connection between the ancient Mysteries and the Gospels.
|The decline of the ancient wisdom and its renewal through the Christ-impulse.
|July 05, 1909
|The significance of the Mystery of Golgotha for human evolution upon earth.
|The cosmic significance of the Mystery of Golgotha.
|July 06, 1909
|The conquest of death through the expulsion of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic influence. Death as the bringer of life. The Earth becomes a new Sun. The power of Christ radiates into the human etheric body. The effects of the Christ-light and its reflection in the earth's periphery as a spiritual sphere. The Holy Ghost.
|The Earth as the body of Christ and as a new centre of light.
|July 07, 1909
|The Last Supper as the preparation for the mystical union with Christ. Paul, the apostle of the spiritually living Christ. The seven stages of Christian initiation. Death, the seed of eternal Ego-hood. Spirit-knowledge is the fire of life.