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millenarian

Syllabification: mil·le·nar·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌmiləˈnerēən
 
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Definition of millenarian in English:

adjective

Relating to or believing in Christian millenarianism.
Example sentences
  • If the turn of the second millennium was not unlike the first in its lack of eschatological millenarian fervor, the end of the 20th century was much unlike the end of the 19th century.
  • There has already been speculation from the apocalyptically inclined about how a Gibsonian reading of the Popol Vuh might dovetail with Christian millenarian prophecies of the End Times.
  • One only needs direct access to the Gospels unmediated by historical traditions and unencumbered by church doctrines to find there the paradigmatic model of a successful millenarian cult.

noun

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A person who believes in the doctrine of the millennium.
Example sentences
  • Yes, many of the early Church Fathers were millenarians, and so were some later Catholics and Protestants.
  • Weber has read one great slate of unhappiness, history as written by sects and prophets, millenarians, chiliasts, and televangelists.
  • Far from waiting around resignedly for Christ's arrival, millenarians believed the godly Christian must prepare for Christ's advent by building paradise on earth.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin millenarius (see millenary) + -an.

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