Systematic anthroposophy

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Systematic anthroposophy?


Systematic anthroposophy, as a term, was first coined by Maximilian Rebholz in 1936 when he published the book .. and later his letters in the period ..

However already before Arenson and were .. Later, Oskar Kuerten became inspired by Rebholz' approach and followed in his footsteps.


- integrating multiple views and perspectives offered in the RSL

- connecting the dots

an approach requiring serious and disciplined study and rigour.



the essence is that the systematic study is a soul process leads one to insights, rather than to intellectual understanding, hence moving into the realm of imagination

An integral part of this is 'living with questions'



The origin comes from Steiner himself

see the lecture quotes here

where can we see it

anthroposophists studying as a soul process their output is 'just' the output of that, not to be disrespectfull but to say it's not about the paper, but about the work done .. which is spiritual work as a thought-feel-will process of the soul, and inscribes see 'fruits for future worlds'

illustrations: - Hagemann, the encyclopedian - Rebholz and Kuerten following in his footsteps: diligent workers with RSL referenced based work - Glas also number of themes, working them upto 90 - Lorenzen: wrote more densely, less focus on RSL

example of Pettigrew

contrast of Selg's thesis work of 900 pages versus blogs and forum post level discussions, blurting (Steiner: everyone has an opinion and wants to get it out and publish)