- the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.
Origin of chiliasm
Examples from the Web for chiliastic
Indeed, Russia had become a dangerous compound of medieval authoritarianism combined with a chiliastic Marxist-Leninist ideology.George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis: A Review
December 9, 2011
They were frequently influenced by chiliastic ideas, which not unnaturally lead to socialism.
He also accused him of obtaining large sums from the De Geers family by means of "pansophic hope and chiliastic smoke."
However the fact that so abhorrent a heretic held Chiliastic views did not help those views in the judgment of later Christians.
The Chiliastic writers are perhaps more inclined to view Montanism leniently.
A more direct reason was that he had an idea of his own as to how the Chiliastic Scriptural passage should be interpreted.
Word Origin and History for chiliastic
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.