postmillennialism

noun
post·mil·len·ni·al·ism | \ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm \

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 \ noun

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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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The first known use of postmillennialism was in 1879

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