chiliasm (plural chiliasms)
- Belief in an earthly thousand-year period of peace and prosperity, sometimes equated with the return of Jesus for that period.
- 1975, Gershom Gerhard Scholem (translated by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky), Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676, page 101:
- It was, however, in the Puritan movement in England, and in similar movements on the continent — especially the Bohemian Brethren — that chiliasm asserted its greatest vitality as an historical force.
- 1985, Colin Loader, The Intellectual Development of Karl Mannheim, page 104:
- One of them, bureaucratic conservatism, represented the routinized sphere of administration, whereas the other, chiliasm, gave rise to the utopian consciousness and modern politics.
- 2008, Detlef Garbe, Between Resistance and Martyrdom: Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich, page 49:
- It is a known fact that Bolshevism has unmistakable characteristics of apocalyptic chiliasm, albeit misinterpreted in a physical, earthly way.
- (belief): premillennialism
belief in an earthly thousand-year period of peace and prosperity