Beliefs of Milennials
The origin and Leaders of Millennialism
William Miller was one of the most prominent leaders of Millenialism. He gained many followers by predicting the date of the second coming (October 21, 1844).
Joshua V. Himes was also an important leader he met William Miller and soon believed in the second coming of Christ. He published and edited the first Millerite Newspaper, pamphlets on Millerim, many of William Miller's lectures, and the first millerite calendar. He later started a newspaper Midnight Cry which brought Millennialism to many peoples attention.
The place that Millennialism or Millerism originated was the "burned-over" district in upstate New York, where Miller was from. This was the epicenter for the spread of Millerism. It was where Miller preached and published his sixteen articles on his beliefs and principals of Millerism and his opinions on the religion he basically created.