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Rudolf Steiner, Life and Work: 1914 1918: The Years of World War I

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781621481584
Author(s): Peter Selg
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Steiner Books
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 394

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In volume 4, Peter Selg continues his thorough and careful exploration into Rudolf Steiner s life and work, focusing on the period of 1914 to 1918 and World War I. Steiner experienced the assassination in Sarajevo as a deeply serious tragedy that would inevitably lead to war and lamented the widespread reluctance to regard such critical events with the appropriate earnestness and concern. Steiner saw the dark time of World War I as largely the result of mounting economic tensions between England and Germany, marked by unsustainably materialistic and nationalistic thinking. In his view, the prevalent social concepts resisted evolution toward a form of society that would enable a long-term future peace; he would soon propose his alternative in the form of the threefold nature of the social organism. The core idea of this concept is that, to maintain societal health, sovereign and mutually interdependent relations must be upheld among the three principal domains of social life the political, economic, and cultural-spiritual realms.
Rudolf Steiner felt strongly that the threefold concept would be the only hope for lasting peace in war-torn Europe and devoted tremendous energy to promoting and clarifying his threefold idea. In the end, his many attempts to reach out to those capable of bringing this idea to realization did not succeed, though certain high-ranking individuals did reach out to Steiner for cou
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