apocalypticism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From apocalyptic +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əpɒkəˈlɪptɪsɪz(ə)m/

Noun[edit]

apocalypticism (uncountable)

  1. A belief or doctrine based on apocalypse, especially which believes in an imminent end to the current world order.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 897:
      China's huge scale magnified the effects of apocalypticism in the Taipeng Rebellion.