Narratives of time: Augustine and Joachim of Fiore

Narratives of time: Augustine and Joachim of Fiore

Rossato, Noeli Dutra

Mirabilia 11, Tempo e Eternidade na Idade Média, Jun-Dez (2010)


The Book XI of Augustine’s Confessions is analyzed based on the mutual implication between the themes of triplicate present and distention of the soul. The solution shown is that of the ontological paradox and to that of the measure of time being linked to both these themes, and that the notion of narrative presents itself as a possibility of resolution of the paradox between the time of the soul and the time of the world. Lastly the history theory of Augustine and Joachim of Fiore are analyzed from the narrative perspective.

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