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Millenarianism
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Millenarianism, or chiliasm, was originally the expectation of a thousand-year reign of salvation in which the elect would reign with Christ before the end of world history. It has now become a comprehensive term for programs with a religious origin or reference that aim at a final future salvation within the world.

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The term “millenarianism” took its origin from the solution that the Book of Revelation proposed for the contradictions that early …

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Karrer, Martin, “Millenarianism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M496>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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