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preterist

Definition:

a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

preterists

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

preter- + -ist.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Preterism

a Christian eschatological view that interprets prophecies of the Bible as events which have already happened. Daniel is interpreted as events that happened in the second century BC while Revelation is interpreted as events that happened in the first ... (39 of 4674 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Preterism

Collins Dictionary:

preterist

a person interested in the past | [theology] one who believes the Biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse have been fulfilled | [theology] of the belief ... (23 of 202 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/preterist

Wiktionary:

preterist | preterists [plural]

One whose chief interest is in the past. | [theology] an adherent of preterism; one who believes that the Biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse refer to historical events which have already taken place (32 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/preterist

Random House Dictionary:

preterist [theology]

a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been fulfilled. | of or pertaining to the preterists. (20 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/preterist

Oxford Dictionary:

theologian

a person who engages or is an expert in theology (10 of 48 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/theologian

New World Dictionary:

theologian

a student of or specialist in theology or of a particular branch, school, etc. of theology; often, specifically, a person who expounds a specific ... (24 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theologian

Macmillan British Dictionary:

theologian [countable] | theologians [plural]

someone who studies God and religion (6 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/theologian

Merriam-Webster:

theologian

a specialist in theology (4 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/theologian

American Heritage Dictionary:

theologian

One who is learned in theology. (6 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theologian

Cambridge Dictionary:

theologian

a student of theology (4 of 9 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/theologian

Encarta Dictionary:

theologian | theologians [plural]

an expert in, or student of, theology (7 of 21 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719547​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

preterist | preterists [plural]

Origin: preter- + -ist.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/preterist

preter- [non-productive] | praeter- | præter-

Origin: Latin praeter

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/preter-

-ist

Origin: Old French -iste and Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (istēs).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ist

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Preterist

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Preterist"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Preterist"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Preterist

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