The Use and Abuse of Eschatology in the Middle Ages

Werner Verbeke (Author), Daniël Verhelst (Author),

Series: Mediaevalia Lovaniensia - Series 1-Studia 15

Category: History, History 500-1500

Language: English

ISBN: 9789061862598

Publication date: January 1, 1988

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Size: 240 x 160 x mm

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The editors hope that enough material has been assembled to illustrate both the positive and the negative aspects of the eschatological element in mediaeval thought. An interdisciplinary approach, wit hits comparative study of sources, helps to highlight the intellectual preoccupations of many religious thinkers who grappled with the overwhelming prospect of Universal destruction, questioned the role of the individual in the economy of salvation, and attempted to see the relevance of everyday social and political events to a vision of history in which the end is nearer than the beginning.


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Index codicum manu scriptorum

Index locorum sacrae scripturae

Index nominum

Werner Verbeke

Werner Verbeke is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at KU Leuven.

Daniël Verhelst

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