I Predicatori dei tempi ultimi. La rielaborazione di un tema escatologico nel costituirsi dell’identità profetica dell’Ordine domenicano

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Preachers of the end times. The reworking of an eschatological theme in the establishment of the prophetic identity of the Dominican Order

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Developing the ideas that emerged from the previous historiography, the evolution and the progressive acquisition of importance of eschatological themes in the constitution of the identity of the Order of Preachers is outlined, for the period from the origins to 1260. In particular, the documents issued by the chancellery of Honorius III and Gregory IX, the first hagiographic and liturgical texts of the Order, the first iconography related to St. Dominic, as well as other texts - exegetical, encyclopedic, letters of the Master of the Order - related to the same theme . The prophetic rereading of the references relative to a generic ordo praedicatorum in the previous authors, the appearance of images present in the writings of Gioacchino da Fiore and the projection of the commitment against the heretics as a struggle against the Antichrist's servants draw a scenario in which Dominic assumes the role of precursor of the parousia, and the Preachers friars that of the Order raised immediately before the end to gather the just: these themes, far from being the object of marginal interests and in some way dissenting, are revealed as a constitutive factor of the identity of the Order in these years.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Preachers of the end times. The reworking of an eschatological theme in the establishment of the prophetic identity of the Dominican Order
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)307-343
Number of pages37
JournalCristianesimo nella Storia
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Domenicani
  • Dominicans
  • Giaocchino da Fiore
  • apocalittica
  • apocalypticism
  • frati Predicatori

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