millenarist


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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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Here again, a wide range of Pacific examples, from the Tahitian pa'iatua (Babadzan 1993) to Lono's circuit in Ancient Hawai'i (Valeri 1985), to the Yafar's Yangis ritual (Juillerat 1986), the larger category of millenarist movements (Jebens 2004) or Christianity (Barker 2012; Robbins 2001; Robbins 2004) provide us with a wide range of cases helpful to (re)think the 'technical' dimension of rituals as being made of a particular configuration of actions and agents.
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).