Advent Movement

A term often used variously to mean: (1) in expressions such as “great Advent movement of 1843–4” ( Review and Herald 42:180, Nov. 18, 1873), the Millerite movement, principally in America; (2) the Seventh-day Adventist movement (W. A. Spicer, Certainties of the Advent Movement ); or (3) the whole international movement, sometimes referred to as the “Advent awakening,” beginning in Europe during the early decades of the nineteenth century ( see Premillennialism ), in which thousands of people of varying views and in many countries were expecting the Second Advent and/or the millennium to occur shortly on the basis of certain time periods of Bible prophecies.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.