from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in a messiah.
- n. Belief that a particular cause or movement is destined to triumph or save the world.
- n. Zealous devotion to a leader, cause, or movement.
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- n. The belief in a messiah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Belief in a Messiah.
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Traditional religious Zionism of the Mizrahi school of thought, which sought the middle way between loyalty to tradition and avoiding the path to possible false messianism, is being eroded between the contradictory interpretations of Neturei Karta and Rabbi Wolpe.
They call it "messianism," and it jars them in a way that the tendency toward doublethink and condescension that are the most frequent symptoms of the Hillarite manifestation of the disorder doesn't.
However, I agree with you totally on the "messianism" of some vocal, blog-active Obama supporters.
And this needs to be said clearly, not to exalt the status of the artist to that of the saint, but precisely to counter any such idea, any 'messianism' about the artist's role, any slippage towards what the later Maritain calls the magical fallacy of which artists may be victims – that is, the notion that the artist's proper calling is to change the world according to his or her vision.
We shouldn't foget that Hermann Melville already warned us in 1854 about the dark, ugly nature of these sects and their "messianism" in Moby Dick.
Contrary to Rosenfeld’s claims, it has routinely served Zionist interests to tap into Jewish religious impulses such as messianism in order to bolster their efforts.
I dash past HUM, take a short cut around SCI, fondly reflecting on the Tuesday session there on Breslov and Chabad messianism.
That language, of course, reveals more about the willingness of repeal proponents to feed the messianism and passionate intensity of the minority of Americans who want full repeal than it does about anything else.
The messianism and insouciant disregard for sound fiscal principles sounded more like a nutty left-wing scheme than anything a Dwight Eisenhower or even a Barry Goldwater might recognize.
Meanwhile, the Manifesto is magically morphing into a new mother lode of messianism.