138. End of the World

the belief that Christ will return to earth in visible form and establish a kingdom to last 1000 years, after which the world will come to an end. Also called millenarianism . — chiliast , n . — chiliastic , adj .
Theology . any set of doctrines concerning flnal matters, as death, the judgment, afterlife, etc. — eschatological , adj . — eschatologist , n .
the preachings of the American William Miller (1782-1849), founder of the Adventist church, who believed that the end of the world and the return of Christ would occur in 1843. — Millerite , n .

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