millenarism


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Noun1.millenarism - belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelationsmillenarism - 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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Based on presentations from the colloquium, oMessianism, Millenarism, and Prophecy in the Iberian World, Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries,o held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in August 2012, which was associated with the project, oInterpretations and Readings of the Prophecies of the Five Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century,o the 10 essays in this volume examine millenarian and messianic prophetic movements in the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the early modern period.
An age characterized, in Jameson's words, by an "inverted millenarism" (1991: 1) that predicates the end of politics, art or history itself.
The prophets and kings who associate with Sebastian in Maria's visions all serve to legitimate and connect him with millenarism. The author ties Maria's spiritual practices to the values of a cloistered, contemplative life and her sebastianismo to a withdrawal into political fantasy.
Scholem discusses in particular the relations between Jewish messianism and Christian millenarism in Sabbatai Tsevi, op.
Reeves' The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993), especially Chapter 3 ("The End of History") also discusses various trends of Messianism, including Judaisms and Joachimist millenarism.
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).