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"Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet"
Explore a whimsical and sincere examination of the ways God communicates with us—sometimes subtly and secretly—through our media and entertainment streams.
I must preface this by saying that I am a student of Anthroposophy, so that may influence me a little, but I was very impressed by this book. People of the Jewish faith have been part of Anthroposophy from the very beginning and many have been puzzled by that given the openly Christ-centered nature of the material. This is a collection of articles translated from mostly German journals, written by Jews involved with Steiner's work, about this very issue. It covers a wide variety of contexts and perspectives and being a Christian, I found it very informative about the cultural underpinnings of this very powerful and unique religion which is a cornerstone of my own. The discussion regarding the different approaches to thinking taken by the Greeks and the Jews and how they collided when the Christian theosophy was forming is fascinating and very illuminating. At the end of the book, it has an amazing anthology broken down into different subjects, citing important books to read if you wish to delve further into a particular topic. Very well done and long overdue. As a Christian, this book has made me begin to understand where some of the conflicts have come from and more importantly, how the Jewish Torah and related writings are completely and importantly relevant to my understanding of my own faith.
It was quite sad and deceptive to read this book. It's much more about Christianity and Anthroposophy with some tips about judaism. There is not a real meeting between jewish thoughts and values and antroposophical thoughts and values. As I see part of the development of Waldorf schools in Israel and how they work jewish values with waldorf education, I expected more from this book. but it is a book that tell something very superficial about judaism, and doesn't speak from judaism within, although there are one or two jews there. but there is nothing here about living jewishly with anthroposophycal insights.
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