Definition of postmillennialism in US English:



  • (among some Christian Protestants) the doctrine that the Second Coming of Christ will be the culmination of the prophesied millennium of blessedness.

    Compare with premillennialism
    • ‘There is a millennium, after which Christ will come again (postmillennialism).’
    • ‘Neither amillennialism nor postmillennialism is inclined to search for God's supernatural intervention as an agent in eschatological events.’
    • ‘Belief in a future millennium either preceding or following (postmillennialism) the second coming of Christ, when he will reign on earth in a kingdom of his saints.’
    • ‘Conditional postmillennialism also offers believers a safety net, for it constitutes a fail - proof prophecy, pre-empting any potential for cognitive dissonance or loss of faith.’
    • ‘The four most popular views are dispensational premillennialism, historical premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism.’