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In this chart, Joachim illustrates his theory of the three overlapping eras of history. The first era, the time of the Father, was the age of the Old Testament. The second is the time of Christ, in which Joachim believed he was living. The third and final era would be the age of the Spirit, a monastic era of contemplation, which would come after the crisis precipitated by the reign of the Antichrist.

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