Articles about social threefolding
Introduction to social threefolding that is both comprehensive and succinct
Topics include historical context, elaboration of responsibilities in each of the three spheres, boundaries and their importance, evolution of consciousness, other perspectives.
A good introductory article, although the tone is somewhat old-fashioned
Comparison of social threefolding and the utopian community founded by Robert Owen in the 19th century. The importance of a spiritual mission to which each person is committed.
Lamb, Gary and Hearn, Sarah, eds. Steinerian Economics: A Compendium. Hillsdale, New York: Adonis Press, 2014.
“What Gary Lamb and Sarah Hearn have accomplished with this Compendium is nothing short of extraordinary in its breadth and focus. And it is clearly a labor of love, inquiry, and service.”
– John Bloom, Senior Director of Organizational Culture for RSF Social Finance and author, Inhabiting Interdependence: Being in the Next Economy
Large, Martin & Briault, Steve, eds. Free, Equal and Mutual. Gloucestershire, United Kingdom: Hawthorn Press, 2018.
Collection of articles by various authors offering different perspectives on social threefolding and related challenges. See Table of Contents, Parts 1 and 2. (See also the “Threefolding Examples” tab which lists articles about threefolding initiatives and openings for creating a better future.)
Steiner, Rudolf. The Threefold Social Order [Organism]. New York: Anthroposophic Press, Inc., 1972. (Note: Gary Lamb asserts that the original German word meant “organism” but the word was incorrectly translated when the English version was published. This book was newly translated and more recently printed under the title Towards Social Renewal. Forest Row, East Sussex, Great Britain: Rudolf Steiner Press, 2009.)
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From the Stanford News, January 24, 2017
From Stanford Magazine, June 21, 2017
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