millennium [Lat., = 1,000 years], the period of 1,000 years in which, according to some schools of Christian eschatology, Christ will reign again gloriously on earth. Belief in the millennium, based on Rev. 20, has recurred in Christianity since the earliest times. Today it is held and taught by the Adventists and some other conservative evangelical bodies. Belief in the millennium is called chiliasm by historians of the ancient church. See Judgment Day.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on millennium from Fact Monster:

  • Millennium Miscellany - A Millennium Miscellany by Borgna Brunner Millennium Central The Millennium The 20th Century 1999: ...
  • Millennial Questions - The Pedant's Millennium When Does the Millennium Officially Begin? by Borgna Brunner RELATED ...
  • Millennium Milestones - Millennium Milestones The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years Reducing the ...
  • Millennial Markers - Millennial Markers Voices and visions of the next millennium by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Millennium ...
  • Year by Year: 1900-2008 - Infoplease Year by Year Page

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Christianity: General

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe