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millennium

[Lat.,=1,000 years], the period of 1,000 years in which, according to some schools of Christian eschatology, Christ will reign again gloriously on earth. Belief in the millennium, based on Rev. 20, has recurred in Christianity since the earliest times. Today it is held and taught by the AdventistsAdventists
[advent, Lat.,=coming], members of a group of related religious denominations whose distinctive doctrine centers in their belief concerning the imminent second coming of Jesus (see Judgment Day).
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 and some other conservative evangelical bodies. Belief in the millennium is called chiliasm by historians of the ancient church. See Judgment DayJudgment Day
or Doomsday,
central point of early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic eschatology, sometimes called the Day of the Lord. References to it throughout the Bible are numerous.
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millennium

the Christianity the period of a thousand years of Christ's awaited reign upon earth

millennium

(1) One thousand years. As it pertains to the calendar, we recently passed through the second millennium (January 1, 1001 to December 31, 2000), and the third millennium began January 1, 2001.

(2) (Windows Millennium) See Windows ME.
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Morris hadn't a clue about his subject, Reagan's conservative philosophy, or even his motivations, so, in the school of magical realism that is country cousin to modern ideologies like communism, socialism, and modern millennialism of Podhoretz, Kristol, and Lowry, Morns invented a fictional Dutch to carry the storyline to its bittersweet conclusion.
The upper strata of Jewish society internalized the excitement of empire and expansion, an awareness of the revolutionary import of technological innovation and of the quickening gears of industry--a heady mix of millennialism and Victorian utopianism.
Indeed, if we are to take Hitchens at his word, his new book was written to combat the resurgence of superstition and religious fanaticism exemplified by the rise of Islamic jihadism--and also to some extent by Christian evangelicalism, Jewish millennialism, and Hindu fundamentalism.
Confined as it was to North America and serene in its contemplation of the future, the vision seemed to him too limited in scope for the universal-ism characteristic of millennialism and too calm to correspond to anything in the dramatic Book of Revelation.
This important association emphasizes the influence of both the prophetic tradition and millennialism on Bellamy, a point that has been well-documented by scholars.
Emma Major's "The Politics of Sociability: Public Dimensions of the Bluestocking Millennium" further roots Bluestocking identity in the framework of English patriotism by arguing that the Bluestockings' millennialism inextricably tied patriotic duty to Anglicanism.
An example is Howard's work on dispensationalist discourse in evangelical online groups focused around discussions of millennialism and "the end times.
Having secularized Christian perfectionism and millennialism, we have assumed that we know the end of history; and that this is America, which is the immantization of the Christian idea of perfection.
This heady brew of utopianism and millennialism appears and disappears throughout the long history of Christianity, resulting in periodic bursts of religious enthusiasm and social experimentation.
Gribben, like many others before him, examines, the apocalyptic notions that infused the writings of these figures, but unlike his predecessors, he is more careful with defining and delineating forms of apocalypticism, and specifically millennialism in its a-, post-, and pre- varieties -- in other words, and respectively: belief in no future millennium, belief in a millennium to come with Christ appearing at the beginning, or belief in a millennium perhaps already in existe nce, with Christ appearing at the end (16).