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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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Culturally, some have flocked to Kurzweil's side, dissecting his books, screening his films, and even enrolling in Singularity University to learn more about his ideas, whereas others have dismissed him and his followers as a millennialist cult, depicted Kurzweilesque scientists as the villains in high-concept films like 2014's "Transcendence," or lampooned the Singularity movement as the "Rapture of the Nerds" (Doctorow & Stross, 2012).
It's a millennialist vision as complicated as the Book of Revelation, but the US role is pretty simple: show up.
The members of millennialist church groups anxiously and eagerly await the second coming of Christ on the clouds of heaven at the end of history when the dead will be raised and God's reign established.
The famous Millennialist and theologian, Johann Wilhelm Petersen (1649-1727) and the Separatist, Christoph Seebach (1675-1745) each authored one text found under "Of the hope of Zion"; nine further texts in this rubric are by the Halle Pietist, Michael Muller (1673-1704).
More than half of those listed were Protestant groups or syncretic sects strongly influenced by Christianity, while the rest were a mixture of other salvationist and millennialist groups.
This minority descends from the millennialist experimental communities early in the 19th century, a social experiment that was restricted almost exclusively to a handful of states north of the Mason-Dixon Line, where it never succeeded in establishing itself as the orthodoxy of the educated classes.
Unlike Freuder, Goldman, and Cohn, Steiner did not espouse a millennialist theology.
I don't know whether Steinhardt read Shklovskii, but there are striking similarities in their interpretation of communism's millennialist ambitions and the reasons for its failure.
Block sometimes exhibits the millennialist "endzone" orientation of the NAP in a way that refuses our direct-liberty framework.
Although written to defend and protect "the Jewish position" on these matters--as if there were only one such, as a group the essays chronicle the story of American Judaism's withdrawal from classic liberal positions and alliances and its rightward self-protective move to embrace millennialist Protestants with their financial support for Israeli settlements, even if uneasily.
In combining these millennialist Shi'a beliefs with traditional Islamic doctrine on Jew-hatred, jihad, and a relentless quest for a deliverable nuclear weapons capability, the current Iranian regime has arrived at a dangerous intersection of 7th century eschatology and 21st century technology.
Greeley appealed to both missionary and millennialist motives to promote universal education.