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 and Etymology of eschatology
Greek eschatos last, farthest
First Known Use: 1844
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