Definition of Millenarian

1. Noun. A person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity).

Exact synonyms: Chiliast, Millenarist
Generic synonyms: Optimist
Derivative terms: Millenarism



2. Adjective. Relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness.
Exact synonyms: Chiliastic
Derivative terms: Chiliasm
Partainyms: Millennium

Definition of Millenarian

1. a. Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians.

2. n. One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast.

Definition of Millenarian

1. Adjective. (Christianity) Pertaining to the belief in an impending period of one thousand years of peace and righteousness associated with the Second Coming of Christ. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to any of various religious or social movements which believe in a coming radical change to existing world order; utopian, apocalyptic. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Lasting or expected to last a thousand years. ¹

4. Noun. A person who believes in an apocalyptic millennium, an Adventist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Millenarian

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Literary usage of Millenarian

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1. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities by John Timbs (1875)
"Irving a millenarian. The millenarians proudly claim the late Edward Irving ... In his latter days he was a millenarian in the strictest sense of the word. ..."

2. The Theological and Literary Journal (1856)
"We will endeavor to communicate to our patient readers all the idea we can get on this subject from millenarian writings ; though we confess it is about as ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1879)
"THE millenarian CONFERENCE. A "CONFERENCE of believers in the pre-millennial advent of Jesus Christ" was held in the city of New York, Oct. 30, ..."

4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1890)
"millenarian Exodus Communities.—1. The Georgian Separatists. The stream of Wurttemberg emigrants above referred to turned also toward Southern Bussia. ..."

5. The British Harbinger by David King (1868)
"Another, from the same church, who is not a millenarian, ... And first, we ask nothing from auy brother holding millenarian views but what we hold him ..."

6. The Apocalyptic Politics of Richard Price and Joseph Priestley: A Study in by Jack Fruchtman (1983)
"Some historians, such as Tuveson and JFC Harrison, prefer to use the term "millenarian" in referring to the pre-millennialist position. ..."

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