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Joachim of Fiore

Warwick Gould and Marjorie Reeves


In the twelfth century, Joachim of Fiore (c. 1132–1202) developed a powerful and original theology of history. In the twentieth century, particularly after World War Two, much interest was focused on the influence of his ideas, with the result that large and sometimes exaggerated claims were made for his impact on nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought. The first version of this book sought to distinguish between the precise, documented evidence of Joachim's modern influence and the vaguer assertions which had appeared in histories of ideas. A surprising, and until now virtually unchronicle ... More

Keywords: Joachim of Fiore, theology of history, French romance, occult, resurgent nationalism, new religion of humanity, Eternal Evangel, medieval biblical exegete, Joachimist themes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warwick Gould, author
Director, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Marjorie Reeves, author
Honorary Fellow, St Anne's and St Hugh's Colleges, Oxford University