Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Joachim of Fiore
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Joachim was born in Celico, the son of a notary. He was serving as a chancery official at the Sicilian court when he undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in the late 1160s. According to an early life, he received the first of three visions relating to the persons of the Trinity (a manifestation of the Father) while in the Holy Land. Upon his return to Calabria, he lived …

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McGinn, Bernie, “Joachim of Fiore”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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