from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The doctrine of or belief in the coming of the millennium; the doctrine of the reappearance of Christ on earth, the establishment of his kingdom, the resurrection of the saints and of the remaining dead for the general judgment, and an intervening period of a thousand years (or of indefinite length) of perfect righteousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The doctrine of Millenarians.
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- noun A
beliefthat a major change is about to happen, based on 1000-year intervals.
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- noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
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Another aspect of The Last Man's ambivalence towards millenarianism is seen in two episodes involving religious movements.
In this context, Ward makes some rather striking affirmations about "millenarianism" and considers that this understanding of the Book of Revelation is harder to reconcile with scientific cosmology than the young-earth creationist understanding of Genesis is.
Alex Steffen discusses how the idea of millenarianism has influenced our collective conception of the future and argues that "believing in a millennial future, or even frequently telling stories of such futures, blinds us both to what history teaches us about collapses and to what we know about our present moment.
Among evangelical Protestants, the one in four who cleave most fervently to fundamentalist Protestant theology biblical inerrancy, millenarianism, justification by faith, creationism, and “one true faith” are deeply skeptical about a greater role for women in the church.25 Of these most fundamentalist evangelicals, 52 percent object to women in the clergy, compared to only 27 percent of other evangelicals, a figure only slightly above the national average of 23 percent.
The way in which Iran strikes deals with infidels on a daily basis, practicality does seem to have trumped their millenarianism and pining for the return of the "Hidden Imam."
You also obviously haven't read my post on millenarianism, or my lectures on apocalypticsm.
Just another manifestation of the financial millenarianism now sweeping the land?
Pope John Paul's papacy offered a third way between the patch-worn ideological struggle between communist millenarianism and exploitative capitalism.
Or alternatively, if apocalyptic millenarianism is something you just can't live without, that we are all about to freeze to death in a new ice age!
An unbelievable majority of contemporary journalists and social scientists are immersed in Marxist millenarianism.