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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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Just as Mann, Beecher believed that education could renovate society, but she did not take the opportunity to endorse millennialist beliefs.
Mann was not an evangelical millennialist, but he understood how the political support of millennialists could bring about universal education.
His areas of research include nineteenth-century religious thought, British-Israelism, and millennialist theory.
I'm not saying that I can see the green shoots of recovery but there is a risk of us all starting to sound like a millennialist suicide cult"
More recently, it is applied to those who defend Islamism as it pursues its own millennialist fantasies of a reborn "Caliphate" and ultimate world domination: (45)
To contend that problems of international competitiveness can be solved by educational reform," Cremin wrote, "especially educational reform defined solely as school reform, is not merely utopian and millennialist, it is at best a foolish and at worst a crass effort to direct attention away from those truly responsible for doing something about competitiveness.
Spending an hour with the FT is like being trapped in a room with assorted members of a millennialist suicide cult" - London's Mayor, Boris Johnson.
The emergence of a worldwide communist movement with its millennialist faith in revolutionary struggle that began to gain the allegiance of intellectuals in America as well as abroad forced Lindsay to reconsider his own cultural inheritance.
tapping into a deeply rooted millennialist world-view of a distinct segment of our population who were cautious about end time possibilities and willing to imagine various, wild even frightening scenarios.
In Chapter 6 Berkeley's 'Bermuda project' is revealingly interpreted in the light of several theologically related issues in the history of ideas, such as the quest for an earthly paradise, the aspiration to an educational utopia, messianism and the millennialist context of the times.
Zizek argues that the 'passion for the Real' in the twentieth century has ended up 'in the pure semblance of the spectacular effect of the Real', and this is how he reads the 9/11 attacks, as a fantastic spectacle that has been rehearsed in the myriad millennialist disaster films of the 1990s.
This paper explores some of the implications of this early-modern millennialist reading strategy, considering the implications of both collapsing ancient Israel with then-contemporary England and the conversion or "calling of the Jewes" (Archer 48) that millennialists held was an essential precursor to their Christian utopia.