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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are being fulfilled right now.

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  • This way of teaching may strike the resolute historical scholar as too "presentist," and the present-minded theorist as too "universalist."
  • Employed as a term of opprobrium, "presentist" refers to criticism perceived as blithely and un-selfconsciously projecting a critic's own political or social concerns...
  • Defending this presentist practice, Jonathan Miller
  • The idea that the same rules of access exist all over the world is very presentist. for more
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