[ mes-ee-uh-niz-uh m, muh-sahy-uh- ]
/ ˈmɛs i əˌnɪz əm, məˈsaɪ ə- /
(often initial capital letter) the belief in the coming of the Messiah, or a movement based on this belief.
the belief in a leader, cause, or ideology as a savior or deliverer.
Related formsmes·si·a·nist, Mes·si·a·nist, noun
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Examples from the Web for messianism
In Israel, cynicism actually means flirting with messianism: annex, sigh, annex, sigh, and join in hymns to the land of Israel.How The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Became The World's Greatest Bore|Bernard Avishai|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or are they gripped by some kind of apocalyptic delusion, some dream of messianism achieved by global destruction?