apocalypticism: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-pok"u-lip'tu-siz"um), [key]
— n. Theol.
  1. any doctrine concerning the end of the temporal world, esp. one based on the supposed prophetic passages in the Revelation of St. John the Divine.
  2. the millennial doctrine of the Second Advent and personal reign of Jesus Christ on earth.
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