And Then the End Will Come: Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals
This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform.
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According Ages altar Ambrosius Antichrist Apocalypse Apocalypse of John Beatus Bede beginning believed body breaking century Christ Christian Christian community church coming commentary commentators continued death described desire Devil early Latin earth earthly elect endtimes enemies especially eternal evil example exegesis existence expansion explains faith false famine final followers forces four fourth future given God's gospel Haimo heaven Holy horsemen idea identified images interpretation Jerome Jesus John's Apocalypse Judgment Latin living martyrs material meaning medieval mountains NOTES offered opening passage peace period persecution physical preaching present Primasius quoting receive referred reform removal represent reprobate revealed rider saints salvation saved says seems separated seven seventh seal silence sixth seal souls spiritual suggests symbols things third tion tradition tribulation true Tyconius understanding Victorinus victory vision worldly writes