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The Fifth Empire

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Antnio Vieira appears to offer his readers what can be considered a compromised reading between the arguments used by Augustine and Fiore. One of the principal problems currently faced by historians is the fact that in no passage of Vieira s works is the Fifth Empire described completely. This can be explained partly by the fact that Vieira s works are either corrupt or unfinished. Vieira s description of the Fifth Empire is one of the main arguments used in the Inquisition process against him and in which he was considered in error regarding the Churchs orthodoxy. Daniel and Revelation announced the establishment in the future of an eschatological kingdom beyond history. Historical events of his time suggest a different identification of the beast: the Ottoman Empire, given the fact that it represents the power of Islam, i.e., of the heretics.

Keywords: Antnio Vieira; Churchs orthodoxy; Daniel; fifth empire; Revelation



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