chiliasm


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chil·i·asm

 (kĭl′ē-ăz′əm)
n. Christianity
The doctrine stating that Jesus will reign on earth for 1,000 years.

[New Latin chīliasmus, from Late Latin chīlias, chiliad; see chiliad.]

chil′i·ast′ (-ăst′, -əst) n.
chil′i·as′tic adj.

chiliasm

(ˈkɪlɪˌæzəm)
n
(Theology) Christian theol another term for millenarianism, millennium
[C17: from Greek khiliasmos, from khilioi a thousand]
ˈchiliˌast n
ˌchiliˈastic adj

chil•i•asm

(ˈkɪl iˌæz əm)

n.
the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.
[1600–10; < Greek chīliasmós=chili(oi) 1000 + -asmos, variant of -ismos -ism before stems ending in -i-]
chil′i•ast` (-ˌæst) n.
chil`i•as′tic, adj.

chiliasm

the belief that Christ will return to earth in visible form and establish a kingdom to last 1000 years, after which the world will come to an end. Also called millenarianism. — chiliast, n.chiliastic, adj.
See also: Theology
the belief that Christ will return to earth in visible form and establish a kingdom to last 1000 years, after which the world will come to an end. Also called millenarianism. — chiliast, n. — chiliastic, adj.
See also: End of the World
the doctrine that Christ will return to the world in a visible form and set up a kingdom to last 1000 years, after which the world will come to an end. — chiliast, n. — chiliastic, adj.
See also: Christ
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Noun1.chiliasm - belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelationschiliasm - belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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Not dealing with centering on "Christ" theological misorientation would be a dereliction of duty for the psychological worker despite its seeming intractableness--unless, of course, the Eurocentric chiliasm has begun unbeknown to this author.
Before turning to the key concept of "political theology"--in terms of which I will conceive of the study of apocalyptic anticipation--it seems incumbent on me to explain why, in the imagined study, I would not address, except as subsidiary histories, the millennial cattle-killing among the amaXhosa in 1856-57, and other instances of chiliasm in black communities (such as the apocalyptic prophesies of Nontetha Nkwenkwe in 1918 during the Spanish flu epidemic).
In response to theological attacks (for example, the transference theory of ordination, the claim that the pope is the anti-Christ, or particular views regarding chiliasm or predestination), the Iowa Synod appealed to open questions as a defense against dogmatism on unessential matters.
The Affair had stirred in France a desire for the cathartic chiliasm of teleological redemption.
3 (February 2006): 83; Petrov, "Nikolai Il'in and His Jehovist Followers: Crossroads of German Pietistic Chiliasm and Russian Religious Dissent," (master's thesis, University of Calgary, 2006), 26-33; Nikolai Nikolaevich Pokrovskii and Natal'ia Dmitrievna Zol'nikova, Starovery-chasovennye na vostoke Rossii v XVIII-XX vv.
Hence the importance of Book 1, where Taubes develops a general theory of apocalypticism, one which subsumes both late Israelite prophetic Messianism, Christian chiliasm, Gnosticism, and even secularized philosophies of history (Lessing, Hegel and Marx).
Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980), especially "The Chiliasm of Despair" section in chap.
That Dostoevsky chooses a Catholic prelate to embody the secular chiliasm of the nineteenth century emphasizes the peculiar equation that he made of socialism with Catholicism, both of which he detested as pernicious Western heresies, agencies of the Anti-Christ.