Indeed, Russia had become a dangerous compound of medieval authoritarianism combined with a chiliastic Marxist-Leninist ideology.
In the West the chiliastic hopes were little or not at all affected by the Montanist struggle.
However the fact that so abhorrent a heretic held chiliastic views did not help those views in the judgment of later Christians.
One arresting feature of the chiliastic passages that have come down to us, is their uniformity.
A more direct reason was that he had an idea of his own as to how the chiliastic Scriptural passage should be interpreted.
The discussion in which he vanquishes the chiliastic concept is a model of contraversial method.
Some of them, at least in the earlier stages of the movement, were influenced more by chiliastic concepts than by monastic ones.
They were frequently influenced by chiliastic ideas, which not unnaturally lead to socialism.
In the West there seems to have been a considerable chiliastic tradition.
The chiliastic writers are perhaps more inclined to view Montanism leniently.
c.1600, from Latinized form of Greek khiliasmos, from khilias, from khilioi "a thousand, the number 1,000," of unknown origin; supposed by some to be related to Latin mille. The doctrine of the millennium, the opinion that Christ will reign in bodily presence on earth for 1,000 years. Related: Chiliast; chiliastic.