The substance of such divine revelations might be doctrinal, soteriological, apocalyptic, millenarian or chiliastic
, (5) orthodox or heretical, entirely religious or also political'.
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.
(3) What emerges from these manifold Utopias, be they chiliastic
or banal, is the archetypal collage of a perfect parent who gives everything without demanding anything in return.
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.
Ascherham connected his doctrine of twofold wisdom with a chiliastic
interpretation of salvation history that also was directed polemically against the Hutterites.
Insisting on the theological cogency of "Revelation" would impose a false limit on any study of our history of eschatological (and chiliastic
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).