From the Introduction to Apocalypticism and Millennialism by Dominic Bruzzese, Ryan Desmond, & Brandon Miles
'964 Carlulaire de Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes writes: "As the century passes, the end of the world approaches."
1026-27 Richard of St. Vaast leads a large pilgrimage to Jerusalem, possibly in connection to beliefs that the year 1033 will bring the end of the world.
1033 Another mass pilgrimage is made to Jerusalem.'
Abbo of Fleury, Apologetic Work (995)Click for footnote
'When I was a young man I heard a sermon about the End of the world preached to the people in the cathedral of Paris. According to this, as soon as the number of a thousand years was completed, the Antichrist would come and the Last Judgement would follow in a brief time. I opposed this sermon with what force I could from passages in the Gospels, Revelation, and the Book of Daniel. Finally my abbot of blessed memory, Richard, wisely overthrew an error which had grown up about the End of the world after he received letters from the Lotharingians which he bade me answer. The rumor had filled almost the whole world that when the feast of the Annunciation coincided with Good Friday without any doubt the End of the world would occur.'
Ralph Glaber, History of His Times, 4:6Click for footnote
'When some of the more truthful of that time were asked by many what might be the meaning of such a great flocking together of people to Jerusalem, unheard of in previous centuries, they cautiously responded that it presaged nothing else but the coming of the Lost One, the Antichrist, who according to divine authority stands ready to come at the End of the age. Then the road to the eastern region from which he was to come was opened to all nations, so that all might go forth to meet him without delay. Truly that prophecy of the Lord will be fulfilled which says: "Then even the elect, if it be possible, will fall into temptation (Matt. 24:24)."'
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