post·​mil·​len·​ni·​al·​ism ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce postmillennialism (audio)
: the theological doctrine that the second coming of Christ will occur after the millennium
postmillennialist 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, 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postmillennialism was in 1879

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“Postmillennialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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