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eschatology

noun es·cha·tol·o·gy \ˌes-kə-ˈtä-lə-jē\
plural es·cha·tol·o·gies

Definition of ESCHATOLOGY

1
:  a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2
:  a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically :  any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment

Origin of ESCHATOLOGY

Greek eschatos last, farthest
First Known Use: 1844

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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