(Especially in Christian doctrine) following the millennium.
- Instead it comes out of postmillennial thinking which holds that the world will eventually be Christianized resulting in the eventual return of Christ.
- This opening establishes an apocalyptic expectation - it ends with ‘the universe expanding into the night‘- but Hecht's eschatology is appropriately postmillennial.’
- The postmillennial twist offered hope to the pious that they could change things - as long as they got organized.
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