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Noun1.millenarist - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)millenarist - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
optimist - a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
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This research project deals with the earliest settlement attempts of European millenarist Christians in 19th century Palestine.
The book of Romans shows the intense theological thought developed in the XIIIth century about hell and purgatory and it also reflects the opposing positions about the religious fear and hope during the 'spirituals' Franciscans dispute about the millenarist predictions of Joaquin de Fiore.
Along with a biographical sketch of La Santa de Cabora, his study delves on the possibility that Urrea's Millenarist believes not only spurred but also caused the events of Tomochic (cf.
These include naive literalism (a belief that the "surface meaning" of the bible is literally true), biblical inerrancy, and the residuals of nineteenth century millenarist sects (Millenarism gave rise to many apocalyptic beliefs and movements, including the continuing fundamentalist obsession with the New Testament Book of Revelation).
This adjustment of the religious discourse went beyond the frontiers of the disinheriteds' religion (classic Pentecostalism), in which the salvation with apocalyptic and millenarist emphasis assured the faithful of "sacred goods" promises, unreachable to the powerful classes.
It should suffice to remember that the young Marxists of the 1970s, who read Marcuse at Berkeley and Stanford have since joined Hinduist sects and can now be found among the partisans of apocalyptical and millenarist movements, awaiting the end of the world.