- the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.
Origin of chiliasm
Examples from the Web for chiliasm
Chiliasm prevailed there in unimpaired strength as late as the 4th century.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)
But here again Chiliasm had the misfortune to get into bad company.
As in the case of Cerinthus, their heresy had nothing necessarily to do with Chiliasm.
Of their actual position on Chiliasm we know practically nothing except by inference.
So far as these persons were Chiliasts, Chiliasm would suffer in repute.
Word Origin and History for chiliasm
c.1600, from Latinized form of Greek khiliasmos, from khilias, from khilioi "a thousand, the number 1,000," of unknown origin; supposed by some to be related to Latin mille. The doctrine of the millennium, the opinion that Christ will reign in bodily presence on earth for 1,000 years. Related: Chiliast; chiliastic.