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Millenarian Movements: Overview

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Michael Adas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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  Although millenarianism has long been associated mainly with the three major Semitic religious traditions, researchers in recent decades have explored manifestations of millenarian ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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225 words

a version of the Christian belief that history will end with the establishment of a 1,000‐year reign of the kingdom

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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92 words

Belief, widespread in Christianity until the 4th century, that Christ's second coming will bring a thousand years of peace on

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

The expectation of the Second Coming of Christ as prophesied in the *Bible is usually known by modern scholars as

millenarianism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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65 words

Belief (usually heretical) in an earthly age of peace (the millennium of Revelation 20) instituted after the destruction of evil

Millenarianism

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Augustine of Hippo, in De civitate Dei (XX, 6-9), rejected the expectation of some 2nd- and 3rd-c. Christians, based on

millenarianism

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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279 words

The belief in an end time or transfiguration that leads to the perfection or salvation of humanity. The terms draw

Millenarianism

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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Millenarianism (also known as millennialism and chiliasm) is the belief in a future millennium, a thousand-year period of Christ's

Millennialism

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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124 words

In the narrowest sense, the belief in a future millennium, or thousand-year reign of Christ. The main source of

Millenarianism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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This term is often applied to any religious outlook that foresees a radical transformation of earthly life and the advent

Millennialism and Apocalypticism.

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Timothy P. Weber

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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The Bible contains prophecies about a future golden age and the cataclysmic end of the world. Some of these texts are apocalyptic (from the Greek “to reveal” or “uncover”) visions of ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
the doctrine of or belief in a future (and typically imminent) thousand-year age of blessedness, beginning with or culminating in the Second Coming of Christ. It is central to the teaching ... More

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