Definition of Chiliasm

1. Noun. Belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations.

Exact synonyms: Millenarianism, Millenarism, Millenniumism
Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Chiliastic, Millenarist



Definition of Chiliasm

1. n. The millennium.

Definition of Chiliasm

1. Noun. Belief in an earthly thousand-year period of peace and prosperity, sometimes equated with the return of Jesus for that period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chiliasm

1. a religious doctrine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiliasm

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chili vinegar
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chiliagon
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chiliahedron
chiliahedrons
chiliarch
chiliarchies
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chiliasm (current term)
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chilihead
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Literary usage of Chiliasm

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1. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"The most vigorous opposition is shown to chiliasm by the ... were decided opponents of every form of chiliasm and explained away the Scripture passages on ..."

2. The Last Times: Or Thoughts on Momentous Themes by Joseph Augustus Seiss (1878)
"That there is a kind of chiliasm which is condemned by the Augsburg Confession, ... But that all chiliasm, or that chiliasm per se, is here condemned, ..."

3. Elements of Dogmatic History by Wilhelm Münscher (1830)
"Friends and opposers of chiliasm. The Gnostics (1) were decided opposers of the ... Last struggles of chiliasm. Notwithstanding the efforts of Origen, ..."

4. History of Christian Doctrine by Henry Clay Sheldon (1886)
"chiliasm. — By all the larger communions chiliasm or millenarianism was decidedly repudiated. It had, however, considerable currency among the Anabaptists. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This system of escha- tology finds reflection also in the chiliasm of certain early Christian writers. Transferred to the second coming of the Messias, ..."

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