Abraham Abufalia believed God wanted him to convert Pope Nicholas III to Judaism and help bring about the coming of the Messiah. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Franciscans were also involved.
Earlier CUTH podcast on Joachim of Fiore and the Francisans
An important source for this episode was Harvey James’ Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism
Photo of Pope Nicholas III’s palace at Soriano by NicFer
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