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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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It is this vision, in particular, that is in view when scholars use the derivative terms--apocalyptic and apocalypticism--and it is this apocalyptic dimension that is especially pronounced in early Mormon millennialism.
Davidians," Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, ed.
Gribben has given us a survey history of the main types of millennialism and their development over the last five hundred years.
Perhaps unconsciously, it struck at the heart and the head of millennialism in public education--the teachers' institute to awaken the "spirit" of the teacher in a quasi-religious revival, and the teachers' journal to nourish its growth.
11) Considering the dearth of information on Poe's religious beliefs and practice, it is perhaps surprising that Poe exhibits an interest in biblical revelation and millennialism in his review of Incidents of Travel.
We're dealing with propositional reasoning and a modern variant of millennialism that is the hallmark of ideologies.
Brian Gourley follows with a trenchant demonstration that John Bale's plays King Johan and Three Laws 'incorporate a fictionalized thirteenth-century past into a narrative of apocalyptic Reformation millennialism in order to argue that the Henrician Reformation is a pre-destined outcome of medieval struggles between England and the Papacy' (p.
Religious visions in Christianity and Islam as holy land, holy war or millennialism fit easily in the study of codes, script and narratives as practised in critical geopolitics.
The original French version of Atomised, published in 1998, is an imaginative exploration of a new order that would gradually come into existence during the new millennium, namely that of a neo-humanity, produced through cloning, and in so doing positions the text undeniably within the tradition of millennialism, which we will define before proposing an analysis of the novel.
American millennialism, whether evangelical or liberal, tends to encourage intolerance, which was particularly manifest during the Second Great Awakening and the First World War.