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- adj. of, or believing a 1000 year period of peace and prosperity; millenarian
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Millenarian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the chiliasm or millennium; millenarian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness
Ms. Delaney shares Mr. Cliff's interest in chiliastic myths but has no talent for spotting them.
Anyone who has read Neiwert's Eliminationists cannot help but be struck by the similarities between the teachings of the far Right, and the equally violent, chiliastic teachings of violent Islamist jihad.
Many of the aphorisms having to do with the Fall, suffering and redemption show a progressivist chiliastic or even quasi-Hegelian structure culminating in some aspect of the coincidentia oppositorum, the final freedom promised by man's release from the prison of the principle of contradiction.
Speaking of the chiliastic, when Israel made that last foolish foray into Lebanon there were postings all over the strange sites connected to this sort of stuff.
Thankyou for chiliastic, that was a new one for me, had to look it up.
However the fact that the current Republican POTUS and a would be Republican VPOTUS do hold this chiliastic outlook on life concerns me as much as the possible election of Democratic POTUS seems to concern you and many others who post here.
All brought about by a strange claim to be a "Faith Based" Administration, the Republican version of Theocracy, where the Lord gives th OK to visit "shock and awe" on the land of Iraq and POTUS holds a chiliastic view of the world.
As for the chiliastic view, I just find it frightening.
This brought about by a Republican President with a chiliastic world view aided by the Neocon Manicheanism.
As for its successor, the ultramontane Sunni Hamas, and its even more chiliastic Shia half-ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah, they do not want any accommodation or compromise, and they do not pretend to.