A Vulcanological Joachim of Fiore and an Aerodynamic Francis of Assisi in Colonial Latin America

  title={A Vulcanological Joachim of Fiore and an Aerodynamic Francis of Assisi in Colonial Latin America},
  author={Jaime Lara},
  journal={Studies in Church History},
  pages={249 - 272}
  • J. Lara
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Studies in Church History
Cataclysms of nature and apocalyptic beliefs have always gone hand in hand. While Christians have had no monopoly on such beliefs, expectations of this kind have been an important part of the Western religious tradition both in Christian Europe and in the ‘millennial New World’, the latter a time and place of heightened eschatological anticipation. One of the ‘best-sellers’ among Christians in medieval Europe was The Fifteen Signs before Doomsday, a work that detailed the cataclysms which would… 


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