medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
E. Ann Matter, “The Apocalypse in
Early Medieval Exegesis,” and John Williams, “The Apocalypse
Commentary of Beatus of Liébana,” in Emmerson and McGinn, eds.,
The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell
Press, 1993), 38-50, 217-33; Emmerson, Antichrist in the Middle
(Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981); Bernard McGinn,
Visions of the End:
Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages, 2nd ed. (New York:
Columbia University Press, 1999).
Am I missing anything obvious in the
secondary literature? I do have a list of "patristic" texts and
authors to check (e.g. I'm told that Hippolytus, Pseudo-Ephraem,
Pseudo-Epiphanius, Isidore of Seville (d. 635), and Bede all
interpreted Revelation 11-13 in
their writings about Antichrist, and that In the second half of
the sixth century
or in the seventh century, an anonymous author wrote De
monogramma [Roger Gryson, ed.
CCSL 107:146-57], an explanation of the number of the beast in
Revelation 13:18), but more such references would be welcome.
I'll be happy to share the results with anyone interested.
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">I used to say it regularly to the list, but perhaps I should do so again: if any of you is facing any difficulties with research, ask the rest of us; given our numbers and our expertise, I think it's likely that help is not far away. Thanks again, Al -- best wishes, George