initiate of the 20th Century and one of
history's most original thinkers, Rudolf
Steiner's work is largely unknown in the
world today. Below is a list of resources
for those wishing to know more about his
life and work.
The most comprehensive biography of Rudolf
Steiner to date is the 1025 page 2-volume
effort by Christoph Lindenberg, published
in 1997. It is available only
in German. Numerous
other print biographies exist.
Online biographies of
Rudolf Steiner include:
On this Site:
Steiner by Alfred Heidenreich
Barfield introduces Rudolf Steiner
The Personality of Rudolf Steiner and his
On the Internet:
Roy Wilkinson Describes
Steiner's Life and Significance
Barnes examines Steiner's significance.
Davy surveys Steiner's Life
Lawrence writes a longer introduction
evaluation of Rudolf Steiner's life and
work in New Times
Autobiography (complete and unabridged
- 300 pages)
I have assembled a nice
gallery of formal portraits of Rudolf Steiner
from 1913 to 1924.
There is a nice pictoral
biography of Steiner by Sune Nordwall.
Online Archive also has a number of images.
Rudolf Steiner wrote
and spoke in German (with a Viennese accent).
To date perhaps 2/3 of his work has been
translated into English. English editions
of his books can be purchased from the SteinerBooks and
all the usual booksellers. German copies
are available through European book channels,
from the publisher.
Steiner left all his
copyrights to his wife, who established a foundation to manage them. The Rudolf
Steiner Nachlassverwaltung maintains
the physical archive of Steiner's documents
and manuscripts in Dornach, Switzerland,
and has kept all 300 volumes of his work
in print over the last 80 years. They also
have an online Complete
Text Search tool
available for those who speak German.
English readers looking
for online resources are well served by
Rudolf Steiner Online eLibrary, the
single best and most comprehensive online
collection of his work in English.
I have also written an English overview of the Complete Works with translated full titles.
Rudolf Steiner Online eLib - Steiner's
works available in English.
Wilkinson Describes Steiner's Life and