Preterism meaning

prĕtə-rĭzəm
A Christian doctrine holding that at least some of the apocalyptic prophecies in the Bible describe events that occurred within the first century after Jesus's death, rather than events that lie still in the future.
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Origin of preterism

  • Latin praeter beyond, past preterite –ism

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition