Definition of Preterist

1. Noun. A theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled.




Definition of Preterist

1. n. One whose chief interest is in the past; one who regards the past with most pleasure or favor.

Definition of Preterist

1. Noun. One whose chief interest is in the past. ¹

2. Noun. (theology) an adherent of preterism; one who believes that the Biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse refer to historical events which have already taken place ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preterist

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Literary usage of Preterist

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1. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony/Charles Garland (2007)
"The preterist Interpretation^2'12"2^ requires that the book be written ... The reason the preterist position is intent on dating the book before AD 70 is ..."

2. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony Charles Garland (2007)
"If we were to adopt the preterist interpretation, we could only conclude that in ... If we use similar interpretive techniques as the preterist, we may just ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"Two principal classes of expositors may be distinguished, the historical or continuous and the preterist. According to the opinion of the former, ..."

4. French Essays and Profiles by Stuart Oliver Henry (1921)
"He has been called a "moderne" by contemporary French critics (in their reaction against the idea of their predecessors that he was a preterist), ..."

5. French Essays and Profiles by Stuart Oliver Henry (1921)
"He has been called a "moderne" by contemporary French critics (in their reaction against the idea of their predecessors that he was a preterist), ..."

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