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  • Record Number: 12591
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): deMayo , Thomas Benjamin.
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  • Title: Mechthild of Magdeburg's Mystical Eschatology
  • Source: Journal of Medieval History 25, 2 (June 1999): Pages 87 - 95.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Elijah (Biblical Figure) Enoch (Biblical Figure) Eschatology Mechthild von Magdeburg, Mystic Mystics Theology Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13
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  • Abstract: Despite the assumptions of previous scholars, the eschatological material in Mechthild of Magdeburg's "Fliessendes Licht der Gottheit" does not derive from the thought of Joachim of Fiore. Rather, her treatment of Antichrist and the preaching martyrs Enoch and Elijah is grounded on Mechthild's own understanding of holiness and suffering. [[Reprinted from the Journal of Medieval History (at http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/jmedhist), Vol. 25, No. 2, deMayo, Thomas Benjamin, "Mechthild of Magdeburg's Mystical Eschatology." p.87, 1999, with permission from Elsevier Science].
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03044181