Reincarnation—by which human beings return to live on earth—is a concept most often associated with Eastern philosophies rather than Christianity. In this fascinating book, Friedrich Rittelmeyer explores reincarnation from a Christian point of view, arguing that it has a place in modern Christian thought.
Reincarnation can sometimes be exploited to justify daydreams or imaginary past glories, or can harden into a legalistic reckonining of vice and virtue. Rittelmeyer's approach is different: joyous, essentially Christian, and full of a sense of freedom as he struggles to find a path through the pitfalls on the way to a Christ-filled acceptance of reincarnation.
Drawing on the work and inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, Rittelmeyer was able to encounter the cosmic truth of reincarnation and, wrestling with human doubt on every level, courageously grounds it in human reality.
C O N T E N T S:
Foreword by Stewart C. Easton
Introduction, by Richard Steel
Reincarnation in the Light of Thought
Reincarnation in the Light of Religion
Reincarnation in the Light of Ethics
Friedrich Rittelmeyer (1872-1938) was a leading figure in the Lutheran Church which he left in 1922 to found and lead The Christian Community. -
Stewart C. Easton (1907–1989), historian and writer, was a General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America. He wrote numerous books and articles on Anthroposophy.