7/30/22 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Good morning! We are on the cusp of the Renaissance: the fifteenth century. This will be pretty short because there isn’t much about Revelation in this century. Bernard McGinn’s VISIONS OF THE END has a number of entries for this century, but he is looking at apocalypticism in general and not Revelation specifically. The people he talks about are often highly political and therefore seeing everything through that lens, or, they are having their own ‘revelations’ and visions that may borrow imagery from Revelation, but really are not about illuminating it. These visions are mostly about local politics or their concurrent royalty and/or popes. (And there are a whole lot of similar ‘prophets’ today on the internet!)

So, to cap off the fifteenth century we will talk about the last person mentioned in VISIONS OF THE END: Christopher Columbus.

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