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The doctrine that Jesus's Second Coming will follow the millennium.

post′mil·len′ni·al·ist n.


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


(ˌpoʊst mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm)

the doctrine or belief that the second coming of Christ will follow the millennium.
post`mil•len′ni•al•ist, n.
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Two of its key pillars, postmillennialism and the civilizing/Christianizing consensus, were crumbling.
I'm not suggesting that people in the pews need to know how to compare and contrast the many theories of atone-mentor be able to discuss in detail the differences among amillennialism, pre-millennialism or postmillennialism.
Stephens connects this radicalization and fractiousness with an eschatological shift among southern holiness proponents from postmillennialism to dispensational premillennialism.
The media-savvy personality of a pastor like Aimee Semple McPherson also counteracts Gribben's claims for Pentecostal separatism, and research of her milieu could fill the chronological lacuna of the 1920s-1930s, a gap perhaps due to strains of Pentecostal postmillennialism.
In contrast to Bogard's emphasis on convention polity, however, Norris accused the convention of supporting the teaching of evolution in Baptist colleges, believing in the heresy of postmillennialism, and for promoting the Seventy-Five Million Campaign.
Premillennialism contrasts with the more optimistic, but less common, postmillennialism in which it is thought possible, through human effort, to hasten the arrival of Christ's reign, and that this would be preceded by the conversion of all nations to Christianity (see Erickson 1977:55; Ammerman 1991:7 and Wessinger 1997:49).
One reason, he believes, is that one cannot delve very deeply into the question of the Second Coming "without getting into the old evangelical debate of premillennialism and postmillennialism.
Kostlevy demonstrates that the adoption of premillennial dispensationalism by radical holiness groups, which replaced a postmillennialism stressing human agency in gradually bringing about the kingdom of God, was the most important theological shift that would mark the ethos of these radical holiness associations (for the MCA, he pinpoints this shift in 1896).
Pratt also notes that while amillennialism and postmillennialism do not make much out of the reestablishment of the State of Israel, they do see the new heavens and new earth "as the fulfillment of Israel's hopes of a land.
Although the early creeds of the church refer to Christ's return, neither they nor later confessions of faith supported either premillenialism or postmillennialism, and dispensationalism was not articulated until the nineteenth century.