postmillennialism

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post·mil·len·ni·al·ism

 (pōst′mə-lĕn′ē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The doctrine that Jesus's Second Coming will follow the millennium.

post′mil·len′ni·al·ist n.

postmillennialism

(ˌpəʊstmɪˈlɛnɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the doctrine or belief that the Second Coming of Christ will be preceded by the millennium
ˌpostmilˈlennialist n

post•mil•len•ni•al•ism

(ˌpoʊst mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that the second coming of Christ will follow the millennium.
[1875–80]
post`mil•len′ni•al•ist, n.
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Postmillennialists, on the other hand, hold that the kingdom of God will gradually spread over the earth--with the help of humans--and this gradual improvement will ultimately result in the millennium.
There was little in Dwight's eschatology to distinguish it from that found among other postmillennialists in colonial, revolutionary, and early-national America.
Unlike socialist-utopian postmillennialists, Reconstructionists hold to broadly free-market views and have an affinity for Austrian economics.
Standing at the crossroads of major changes in American Protestantism of his day--most important, a growing division between liberals and conservatives, as well as between premillennialists, postmillennialists, and a-millennialists, Gordon was involved in the major struggles within his Baptist denomination and American Protestantism at large, actively attempting to influence the course of events.
Included on the faculty are Calvinists and outspoken non-Calvinists; postmillennialists, amillennialists, post-tribulational premillennialists, and pre-tribulational premillennialists; advocates of seeker-sensitive worship styles and advocates of very traditional worship styles.
Unlike postmillennialists, Rader did not believe there would be a gradual advancement of the church or Christian civilization in general.
Admittedly, among the creedally and socially conservative postmillennialists there were those who argued for the League of Nations, even if that meant siding with the liberal Protestants whom they were otherwise fighting in their seminaries and mission boards.
The postmillennialists affirmed that the world was getting better and that Christ would come to rule for a thousand years after it reached a desired level of improvement: it is an optimistic position.
As a result of this development, most American Christians in the eighteenth century and well on into the nineteenth century were postmillennialists.
On issues of eschatology, the bishops were divided, with Montagu Villiers and Robert Bickersteth embracing premillennialism, but the majority remained convinced postmillennialists.
Here was a daunting challenge that brought together postmillennialists, amillennialists, premillennialists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Baptists, and others, a cause that William R.