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The Gospel of John
GA 103

Steiner here lays the foundation for a new Christology out of his insights into the Gospel of St. John. He says it is not a book of instruction, but a force that can become active within our souls. As Marie Steiner says in her introduction, “With this book we penetrate into the innermost structure of Rudolf Steiner's activities. For all his endeavors had this one goal — to pave for the world the way to Christ.”

This is a cycle of twelve lectures given at Hamburg, May 18–31, 1908. Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the German edition published with the title, Das Johannes-Evangelium (Vol. 103 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). Translated by Maud B. Monges.

I.The Doctrine of the Logos May 18, 1908
II.Esoteric Christianity May 19, 1908
III.The Mission of the Earth May 20, 1908
IV.The Raising of Lazarus May 22, 1908
V.The Seven Degrees of Initiation May 23, 1908
VI.The “I AM” May 25, 1908
VII.The Mystery of Golgotha May 26, 1908
VIII.Human Evolution in Its Relation to the Christ Principle May 27, 1908
IX.The Prophetical Documents and the Origin of Christianity May 29, 1908
X.The Effect of the Christ Impulse Within Mankind May 30, 1908
XI.Christian Initiation May 30, 1908
XII.The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit May 31, 1908