an·​thro·​pos·​o·​phy | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-sə-fē How to pronounce anthroposophy (audio) \

Definition of anthroposophy

: a 20th century religious system growing out of theosophy and centering on human development

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anthroposophist \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​ˈpä-​sə-​fist How to pronounce anthroposophist (audio) \ noun

Examples of anthroposophy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Europe the tenets of Buddhism, theosophy, and anthroposophy were in vogue, and many other artists of the period — including Kandinsky and Malevich — explored a spiritual basis for their art. Andrew Ferren, New York Times, "In Search of Hilma af Klint, Who Upended Art History, But Left Few Traces," 21 Oct. 2019 The center was based on anthroposophy, a philosophy developed by Rudolf Steiner that takes a holistic approach to mental health, education and agriculture. Andrew Brenner, New York Times, "Security Tightened in Paris for French Open MAY 20, 2016," 21 May 2016

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First Known Use of anthroposophy

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthroposophy

borrowed from German Anthroposophie, from anthropo- anthropo- + -sophie -sophy

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“Anthroposophy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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