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The Empire at the End of TimeIdentity and Reform in Late Medieval German Prophecy$
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Frances Courtney Kneupper

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190279363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279363.001.0001

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The Auffahrt Abend Prophecy

The Auffahrt Abend Prophecy

(p.88) Chapter 4 The Auffahrt Abend Prophecy
The Empire at the End of Time

Frances Courtney Kneupper

Oxford University Press

This extremely popular German-language prophecy foretells the leveling of the Church hierarchy by German princes and laypeople. This leveling is to be followed by a renewal of Christendom and the coming of a blessed time. This chapter considers this prophecy with regard to its severe criticism of the clergy and the idea that the incursions of the Turks represent condign punishments for the sins of Christians. It further discusses the relationship of the prophecy to the theologian Heinrich of Langenstein, often (falsely) cited as its author. The chapter also explores the prophecy’s relationship to the new practical theology in Vienna, where the prophecy took its current form.

Keywords:   Auffahrt Abend Prophecy, Church hierarchy, Turks, Heinrich of Langenstein, Vienna, practical theology, laypeople

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