A idade do espírito em Agostinho da Silva

Translated title of the contribution: The age of the spirit in Agostinho da Silva

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Agostinho da Silva draws upon the heterodox Christianism of Joachim de Fiore in order to defend the scope for instauration in the historical existence of the Celestial Kingdom of God. He correspondingly defends how humanity encapsulates a teleological movement that culminates in the consummation of the Age of Spirit in a time of full liberty, peace and love. By rejecting the Greek dualism that splits Heaven and Earth, human and divine, the Portuguese philosopher proposes a monist Gnostic view of reducing eschatology to the level of immanence, under the imagery of the Golden Age and the Fifth Empire.
Translated title of the contributionThe age of the spirit in Agostinho da Silva
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationUtopia global do Espírito Santo
Subtitle of host publicationexpressões regionais e projeções globais
EditorsEduardo Franco, António Rebelo
Place of PublicationCoimbra
PublisherImprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789892621739
ISBN (Print)9789892621722
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • Christianism
  • Fifth Empire
  • Kingdom of God
  • Age of Spirit


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