Christianity and Reincarnation
By (author) Rudolf Frieling; Translated by Margaret Koehler
Reincarnation — by which human beings return to live on earth — is a concept most often associated with eastern philosophies. Few people associate it with Christianity. Yet in this challenging book, Rudolf Frieling makes the case for the integration of reincarnation into a Christian world view. He shows how an esoteric Christianity was brought to life again through the thinking of Rudolf Steiner, arguing that theology around the ‘end of days’ has shown how a gap exists between death and resurrection on the Last Day. Presenting the essence of Christianity, Frieling shows how it harmonises with reincarnation, and examines the relationship of reincarnation to the Bible.
Rudolf Frieling (1901-86) was one of the founders of The Christian Community. Before becoming the leader of this movement for religious renewal in 1957, his work took him to Leipzig, Vienna, New York and Stuttgart. He is the author of many books on Christian thinking.