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The Fifth Gospel
GA 148

After a shattering struggle to arrive at the truth, Steiner presents here the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the Baptism and the life of Christ after the Baptism. Among the scenes described are Jesus in the Essene community, the conversation between Jesus and Mary before the Baptism, Jesus discovering the reverse Lord's Prayer, and the temptation of Christ after the Baptism.

These five lectures are from the lecture series entitled: The Akashic Chronicle and the Fifth Gospel, Published in German as: Aus der Akasha-forschung. Das Fuenfte Evangelium. They are lecture 1 through 5 of 18 lectures in this series. This translation is by Frank Thomas Smith.

Lecture I October 1, 1913
Lecture II October 2, 1913
Lecture III October 3, 1913
Lecture IV October 4, 1913
Lecture V October 5, 1913