messianism

messianism

[mes-ee-uh-niz-uhm, muh-sahy-uh-]
noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) the belief in the coming of the Messiah, or a movement based on this belief.
2.
the belief in a leader, cause, or ideology as a savior or deliverer.

Origin:
1875–80; < Late Latin Messīān-, stem of Messīās Messiah + -ism

messianist, Messianist, noun
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messianic (ˌmɛsɪˈænɪk)
 
adj
1.  (sometimes capital) Bible
 a.  of or relating to the Messiah, his awaited deliverance of the Jews, or the new age of peace expected to follow this
 b.  of or relating to Jesus Christ or the salvation believed to have been brought by him
2.  a.  of or relating to any popular leader promising deliverance or an ideal era of peace and prosperity
 b.  of or relating to promises of this kind or to an ideal era of this kind
 
messianically
 
adv
 
messianism
 
n

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