Joachim of Fiore

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Joachim of Fiore

(ˈfjɔːreɪ)
n
(Biography) ?1132–1202 ad, Italian mystic and philosopher, best known for teaching that history can be divided into three ages, those of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
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The rejection of chiliasm (Joachim of Flora, the idea that history will produce a Kingdom of God on earth) means that the Church repudiated the idea of a definitive intra-historical fulfillment, an inner, intrinsic perfectibility of history.
The theological metaphor of feet as symbols of rectitude and justice sagaciously suggests the appearance of a messianic messenger announcing the seventh state of Joachim of Flora, or Saint Francis resurrected (whom Ubertino describes as having "straight feet").
This latter word in German meant precisely "evening land." The thesis of "decline" goes back through Gibbon probably to Joachim of Flora and Augustine, if not to Thucydides, to a place (Sicily) where Norton herself sees us ending (Chapter 13).