If, ultimately, there is only one reality, then neither religion nor science can be fulfilled until they come together on a higher plane. In this second volume of his authoritative, anthroposophical commentary on the Bible, Edward Reaugh Smith shows that there is no difference between true science and the divine intelligence sought by true religion. The model for such a union of science and religion is the spiritual science developed by Rudolf Steiner. In this union, what the senses show us about the physical world-when keenly observed and allowed to speak for itself instead of being abstracted into theories-become images of the spiritual world: "As above, so below."
Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the Bible, the author shows us that anthroposophy provides unique insights into the biblical account.
Creation and Apocalypse
The Four Elements
As Above, So Below
Fire (where Earth and Heaven meet)
Light (the first form of corporeality from which all else follows)
Blood (the meeting point of inner and outer worlds)
What Is Man (how beings of the higher worlds form the human being)
Numerous Charts & Tables
Index of scriptures cited
This is an important resource for anyone who wants to dig into the deepest meanings of biblical scriptures.
Edward Reaugh Smith (1932-2020), was an Illinoisan transplanted to Texas at mid-century. He was a husband, father, and grandfather with broad interests in life. A successful lawyer and businessman, amateur musician, and athlete, his lifelong search for the deeper meaning of the Bible-which he taught for over twenty-five years before discovering the writings of Steiner-expressed itself in his many works. Ed passed away in August at his home in Lubbock, Texas.