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Anthroposophy
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T. Vaughan first introduced the term “anthroposophy” at the beginning of the 18th century in the title of a book. Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) adopted it to advance his Adyar theosophy.

1. Development

Steiner was born on February 27, 1861, in Kraljevec, which was then in Austria, near the Hungarian-Croatian border. Early in life he had spiritist and occult experiences. He was also attracted by the solemnity of Roman Catholic worship and by the exact sciences. As a student of nature an…

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Hoheisel, Karl, “Anthroposophy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A375>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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