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also Millennial A member of the generation born from the early 1980s to late 1990s, especially in the United States and Canada; a member of Generation Y.
1. Of or relating to a millennium.
2. Relating to or being a group or movement that believes in a coming millennium, as of prosperity or justice.
3. also Millennial Of or relating to the generation born from the early 1980s to late 1990s, especially in the United States and Canada.

mil·len′ni·al·ism n.
mil·len′ni·al·ist n.
mil·len′ni·al·ly adv.
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(mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm)

a belief in the millennium. Also called mil•le•nar•i•an•ism (ˌmɪl əˈnɛər i əˌnɪz əm)
mil•len′ni•al•ist, n.
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a doctrine that Christ will make a second Advent and that the prophecy in the book of Revelation will be fulfilled with an earthly millennium of peace and righteousness. Also called millenarianism, chiliasm. — millennialist, n.
See also: Christ
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Loren Sanford's new book "A Vision of Hope for the End Times--Why I Want to Be Left Behind" provides definitions applicable to the themes of prophecy, apocalyptic, the rapture, the great tribulation, and pre and post millennialism interpretations.
"In our age of instantaneous global communication and interconnectivity, increased specialization and a millennialism that values mobility, creativity and entrepreneurship, we can only expect our pool of freelancers to grow," Aquino stressed.
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At first blush it smacks as inaccurate because it runs counter to the caricature of millennialism. Where are the irreverent bars, wood-table coffee houses and dingy dancehalls?
An ultimately hopeful view of the world, this collection revisits two of his most well received works, "This Way To Exit" And "Millennialism." His recent book "This Way to Exit, Millennialism & New Poems" takes a lighter tone from his previous work, which dealt heavily with the frustration of the 2016 election, and turns toward a more hopeful view of the world.
For an overview of "cargoism" and a broader discussion of Pacific Islander millennialism, see Trompf, Gary W., "Pacific Millennial Movements." in The Oxford Handbook of Millenmalism, ed.
I also appreciate how, despite the overwhelming millennialism of Glossier, older people don't feel excluded.
Efforts to seize the Kingdom by violence, passive withdrawal from corruption to await the Second Coming, or melioristic reform efforts--all these and other responses," notes historian James Moorhead, "have been adduced from eschatological symbols." (3) Early Mormon eschatology is best characterized as an apocalyptic version of millennialism, one that corresponds conceptually to what theologians call premillennialism and social scientists call millenarianism.
Reece points out that this is "one of the common inconsistencies of almost every American utopia, past and present: that its internal politics (anarchism, communism, millennialism, or whatever it may be) is always subsidized in some way by the capitalist Eeviathan that surrounds it." A sustainable utopia remains a difficult proposition.
He wrote: "What better way to undercut the millennialism at the root of Baghdadi's caliphate and rhetoric than to allow him to rot away in a prison cell, proof that the caliph wears no clothes?"