Chapter

Crisis and Salvation

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780195124323
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784561 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195124324.003.0002
 Crisis and Salvation

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This chapter treats eschatological and apocalyptic themes through a range of cases from Latin America and early modern Spain. Of particular focus are the imminent end of the world, the messianic imperialism of Spanish colonization and its impact on indigenous peoples, the Last World Emperor, cyclical and periodized time, prophesy, and the collective death of adherents to millennial movements. It also discusses the influence of Joachim of Fiore on Spanish missions and syncretic myths.

Keywords: conquest; colonization; imperialism; Joachim of Fiore; Pentecostal; crusade; Christopher Columbus; Franciscans; prophesy; Last World Emperor

Chapter.  22051 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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