Joachim of Fiore

Joachim of Fiore (jō´əkĬm), c.1132–1202, Italian Cistercian monk. He was abbot of Corazzo, Italy, but withdrew into solitude. He left scriptural commentaries prophesying a new age. In his "Age of the Spirit" the hierarchy of the church would be unnecessary and infidels would unite with Christians. Joachim's works had a vogue in the 13th and the 14th cent.; many, especially the extremist Spiritual Franciscans, acclaimed him as a prophet. Dante places him in Paradise.

See study by D. C. West (1983).

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Joachim of Fiore: A Study in Spiritual Perception and History
Delno C. West; Sandra Zimdars-Swartz.
Indiana University Press, 1983
Joachim of Fiore and Monastic Reform
Stephen E. Wessley.
Peter Lang, 1990
Apocalyptic Spirituality: Treatises and Letters of Lactantius, Adso of Montier-En-Der, Joachim of Fiore, the Franciscan Spirituals, Savonarola
Bernard McGinn.
Paulist Press, 1979
After Christianity
Luca D'Isanto; Gianni Vattimo.
Columbia University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Teachings of Joachim of Fiore"
Secularization, Rationalism, and Sectarianism: Essays in Honour of Bryan R. Wilson
Eileen Barker; James A. Beckford; Karel Dobbelaere.
Clarendon Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 12 "The Apocalyptic Theme in Religious Orders"
FREE! Italy in the Thirteenth Century
Henry Dwight Sedgwick.
Houghton Mifflin, vol.1, 1912
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Joachim, the Prophet (1132?-1202)" and Chap. 26 "The Disciples of Joachim (1247-1257)"
Reformation Readings of the Apocalypse: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg
Irena Backus.
Oxford US, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Oachim of Fiore (d. 1202) and the Spiritual Franciscans" begins on p. XVII
The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250
Colin Morris.
Clarendon Press, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Joachim of Fiore: a New Eschatology" begins on p. 518
Angels & Angelology in the Middle Ages
David Keck.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Joachim of Fiore, the Apocalypse, and the Angels begins on p. 134"
The Millennial New World
Frank Graziano.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Joachim of Fiore and the Americas" begins on p. 42
The Study of Spirituality
Cheslyn Jones; Geoffrey Wainwright; Edward Yarnold.
Oxford University Press, 1986
Librarian’s tip: "Joachim of Fiore" begins on p. 292
Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers
G. R. Evans.
Routledge, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Joachim of Fiore" begins on p. 109
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