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The Fifth Gospel
GA 148

After a shattering struggle to arrive at the truth, Steiner presents here the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the Baptism and the life of Christ after the Baptism. Among the scenes described are Jesus in the Essene community, the conversation between Jesus and Mary before the Baptism, Jesus discovering the reverse Lord's Prayer, and the temptation of Christ after the Baptism.

Five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Christiania in October of 1913. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Aus der Akasha-forschung. Das Fuenfte Evangelium (vol. 148 in the Bibliographic Survey). Translated by D. S. Osmond with the help of M. Cotterell, from shorthand notes unrevised by the lecturer.

Translator's Note
Lecture I October 01, 1913
Lecture II October 02, 1913
Lecture III October 03, 1913
Lecture IV October 05, 1913
Lecture V October 06, 1913