The fact that the Mexico Revolution is evaluated in Arce's first chapter speaks to this commonplace: namely, that 1910 marks a chiliastic
break with past social oppression.
The Millennium has all the specific characteristics of the violent and rebellious psychology of teenagers; the chiliastic
movements and sects are reminiscent of some anarchic "gangs" contesting the paternal authority of the Church.
He had initially the frenzied support of the lower orders in Iran, whose chiliastic
yearnings fused with expectations of material gain provided the bedrock of his social support.
His views on Israel provide a clear example of how Israel can be imagined as a contemporary state and inheritor of biblical traditions but without chiliastic
or cult-like fantasies.
In some variants, slightly more sophisticated than the fifth column theory, as formulated by the early 1950s, communism was identified as a political religion, driven by chiliastic
fervour to slaughter real people in a quest for human perfectibility.
The latter term refers to a specific kind of judgment: so-called chiliastic
Kenotic compassion stands apart from individualistic notions of rights that involves efforts to change traditional Christian marriage in a social experiment similar in some ways to other costly, secular, chiliastic
efforts of the past century.
233) In this intensely moral and admittedly chiliastic
sense liberalism is no philosophy of the end of history (pace Fukuyama).
The prophecy mentioned in Gontgen's chronicle reflects his chiliastic
belief that the Second Coming of Christ and the Day of Judgment were imminent.
4) Such resonances, it will be argued, originate from the chiliastic
propaganda contemporary with and instrumental to Sunbadh's revolt, which he launched initially to exact vengeance for the assassination of Aba Muslim al-Khurasani in Shacban 137/February 755 by the agents of the (Abbasid caliph Abu Ja'far al-Mansur (r.
This new (Katabole), under the chiliastic
forms of a new, in which Kairos (the right time) "actualize" the most authentic moment of vision, and in which the meaning of "revelation" assumes a new historical consciousness, breaks through the structures of human existence, disclosing itself anew for knowledge and action.
And in the fourth, more chiliastic
state evoked by Ellen in Nowhere's final pages, a "political sublime" "may precipitate [the] world, plunging it into a truly utopian 'change beyond the change'" (p.