Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 2: Origin and Growth of His Insight by Emil Bock
Emil Bock lectured widely on Rudolf Steiner after the Second World War, and during the course of his research he uncovered many previously unknown aspects of Steiner's life. This book, the second of two volumes, explores some of the themes and ideas in Steiner's work, as well as exploring the nature of destiny.
The early years of Jesus, the Christmas festival and the break from the Theosophical Society to the Anthroposophical Society are just some of the many themes and events covered in this comprehensive study. Bock also examines the circle of people around Steiner at this time and, using Steiner's ideas on karma and reincarnation, draws interesting parallels with Rome, Byzantium, Ephesus and the Grail Castle.
Emil Bock (1895-1959) studied German and Theology, receiving his licentiate in 1921. He was one of the founders of the Christian Community in 1922, and led the movement from 1938 until his death.