The Temple Sleep of the Rich Young Ruler

... Relevant Substance of the Ancient Mysteries The Relationship of Sleep and Death Baptism The Ancient Temple Sleep Was Lazarus Dead or Just Sleeping? Abram's Deep Sleep The. The Three Books—Brown, Carlson, Jeffery Morton Smith the Man ...

The Temple Sleep of the Rich Young Ruler

The Temple Sleep of the Rich Young Ruler

"A bold undertaking! Smith aims at a broad synthesis of the teachings of the early twentieth-century esoteric philosopher Rudolf Steiner with the ancient mysteries, certain religio-philosophical texts in the Nag Hammadi Library, pre-Constantinian esoteric Christianity, and the Secret Gospel of Mark.... The brief excerpts from the Secret Gospel, quoted in the Letter of Clement to Theodore, fit well the esoteric fabric out of which Christianity emerged in its earliest days. In his excellent legal analysis of the failed "proofs" offered by Stephen Carlson and Peter Jeffery that the Secret Gospel is a modern forgery, Smith reveals his thorough grasp of the literature and a keen sense of what should qualify as proof. A provocative study!" -Charles W. Hedrick, Missouri State University"Few scholars have dared to put the insights of historical critical biblical scholarship into dialogue with the esoteric wisdom of Rudolf Steiner. Ed Smith has done so again and again. Smith's latest contribution is a treasure trove of information on the controversy surrounding Morton Smith's discovery of a Secret Gospel of Mark, on Rudolf Steiner's understanding of the ancient mysteries, and on anthroposophy's revitalization of allegorical exegesis. All of this points to the possibility that John the evangelist, Lazarus, and the rich young ruler of Mark 10:17 to 22 are one and the same. Those who are not convinced by Smith's analysis will surely be stimulated and challenged to contemplate what disparate exegetical traditions might learn from one another." -Dan McKanan, Harvard Divinity SchoolWho wrote the Gospel of John? The author identifies himself only as "the disciple whom Jesus loved," and Christian tradition tells us that this disciple was the apostle John. However, during the past century, scholars have increasingly come to doubt that attribution. In 1902, Rudolf Steiner wrote that the author of the Gospel of John was in fact Lazarus. Steiner's position stemmed from his insight that Lazarus's encounter with death involved far more than people realized-an initiation into higher spiritual realities that uniquely qualified him to write this gospel. Edward Smith takes up this argument and shows that subsequent research has tended to favor Lazarus for reasons grounded in John's Gospel itself. More important, Smith shows that subsequent discoveries at Nag Hammadi and Mar Saba corroborate Steiner's reasoning about the nature of the raising of Lazarus, pointing to Lazarus as "the rich young ruler" of Mark's Gospel.

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The Temple Sleep of the Rich Young Ruler
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Edward Reaugh Smith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-01 - Publisher: SteinerBooks

"A bold undertaking! Smith aims at a broad synthesis of the teachings of the early twentieth-century esoteric philosopher Rudolf Steiner with the ancient mysteries, certain religio-philosophical texts in the Nag Hammadi Library, pre-Constantinian esoteric Christianity, and the Secret Gospel of Mark.... The brief excerpts from the Secret Gospel, quoted in
Revelation
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Edward Reaugh Smith
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-15 - Publisher: SteinerBooks

With this major work, Edward Reaugh Smith concludes his singular series on the Bible and Anthroposophy. Understanding the Book of Revelation presents the ultimate challenge to those who wish to penetrate its deepest meaning—a spiritual mountain whose summit has remained beyond reach to most people. Paradoxically, in spite of its
Splendide Mendax
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Edmund P. Cueva, Javier Martínez
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-25 - Publisher: Barkhuis

Many new and fruitful avenues of investigation open up when scholars consider forgery as a creative act rather than a crime. We invited authors to contribute work without imposing any restrictions beyond a willingness to consider new approaches to the subject of ancient fakes and forgeries.
Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Tony Burke
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-07 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

In 1958, American historian of religion Morton Smith made an astounding discovery in the Mar Saba monastery in Jerusalem. Copied into the back of a seventeenth-century book was a lost letter attributed to Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150-215 CE) that contained excerpts from a longer version of the Gospel of
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Language: en
Pages: 51
Authors: Edward Reaugh Smith
Categories: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-01 - Publisher: SteinerBooks

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