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Millenarianism/Chiliasm
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I. Religious Studies – II. New Testament – III. Church History – IV. North America – V. Systematic Theology – VI. Islam – VII. China

I. Religious Studies

Millenarianism (chiliasm) refers to the notion of a 1,000-year (Lat. millenarius, Gk χίλια/chília) period immediately preceding the Last Judgment and the end of the world. This conception of world history (see also II) derives from Jewish apocalypticism (III) and became…

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Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria, Aune, David E., Fitschen, Klaus, Leppin, Volker, Boyer, Paul S, Körtner, Ulrich, Friedmann, Yohanan and Seiwert, Hubert, “Millenarianism/Chiliasm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02896>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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