This word (from the Greek chilioi, meaning "thousand") refers to the expectation of a thousand-year reign of Christbased on the Book of Revelation (see 20:2-7); because this passage has been interpreted in a wide variety of ways, there are many different forms of chiliasm.
   See the synonymous term millennialism.

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  • chiliasm — CHILIÁSM s.n. (fil.) Milenarism. [pr.: li asm] – Din fr. chiliasme. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CHILIÁSM s. (bis.) milenarism. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  chiliásm s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Chiliasm — Chil i*asm, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?. See Chiliad.] 1. The millennium. [1913 Webster] 2. The doctrine of the personal reign of Christ on earth during the millennium. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiliasm — c.1600, from Gk. khiliasmos, from khilias, from khilioi a thousand, of unknown origin. The doctrine of the millennium, the opinion that Christ will reign in bodily presence on earth for 1,000 years. Related: Chiliast …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiliasm — [kil′ē az΄əm] n. [Gr chiliasmos < chilias: see CHILIAD] belief in the coming of the millennium chiliast [kil′ēast΄] n. chiliastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • chiliasm — The doctrine or belief that Christ will reign on earth for 1,000 years. There are numerous examples of chiliast cultic and sectarian movements in the history of the Christian Church. For example, in the medieval period, the Taborites (led by the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • chiliasm — noun Etymology: New Latin chiliasmus, from Late Latin chiliastes one that believes in chiliasm, from chilias Date: 1610 millenarianism • chiliast noun • chiliastic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiliasm — noun /ˈkɪ.lɪæ.z(ə)m/ Belief in an earthly thousand year period of peace and prosperity, sometimes equated with the return of Jesus for that period. It was, however, in the Puritan movement in England, and in similar movements on the continent… …   Wiktionary

  • chiliasm — chiliast /kil ee ast /, n. chiliastic, adj. /kil ee az euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine of Christ s expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism. [1600 10; < Gk chiliasmós, equiv. to chíli(oi) 1000 + asmos, var. of ismos ISM… …   Universalium

  • CHILIASM —    from the Greek word meaning 1,000. Speculation about the importance of a millennia occur in many religions traditions such as ZOROASTRIANISM as well as in Greek philosophers such as PLATO. In CHRISTIANITY believers in various FORMS of… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • chiliasm — belief that Jesus will reign on Earth for a thousand years Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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