The belief that the rewards of the saved will be enjoyed on this earth; the idea that collective salvation will come in this world. Chilia (1000 in Greek) stands for the years of Peace on Earth. Chiliasm sees the current system as hopelessly riddled with evil that must be radically transformed; encourages political activism. A.K.A., millennialism, millenarianism, millenarism (note spellings), see, also, postmillennialism.
The doctrine of a thousand-year Earthly reign of Christ.
millenarianism; the doctrine that Christ will rule bodily on earth for a thousand years