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Joachim of Fiore
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(c. 1130/1135, Celico, Calabria – 1202, San Giovanni in Fiore). In 1176, he began work on the Concordia Novi ac Veteris Testamenti (completed in 1195). From 1171 to 1177 he was abbot of Corazzo, and in 1183/1184 in the Cistercian abbey of Casamari, where he began the composition of the Expositio in Apocalypsim. In 1184, he had a “trinitarian enlightenment experience” that let him see the “ten-stringed psalter” as the image for understanding the Trinity. In the same year he interpreted a prophecy for Pope Lucius III. In 1188, Pope Clement (Clement [III], Anti-pope) admoni…

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Baum, Wilhelm, “Joachim of Fiore”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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