post·​mil·​len·​ni·​al·​ism | \ ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce postmillennialism (audio) \

Definition of postmillennialism

: the theological doctrine that the second coming of Christ will occur after the millennium

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postmillennialist \ ˌpōs(t)-​mə-​ˈle-​nē-​ə-​list How to pronounce postmillennialist (audio) \ noun

Examples of postmillennialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As conservative evangelicals embraced premillennialism and more liberal Christians turned toward postmillennialism, their approach toward aiding the poor changed in accordance with their beliefs. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, "Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of postmillennialism

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Postmillennialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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