es·​cha·​to·​log·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)e-ˌska-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce eschatological (audio) , ˌe-skə- \

Definition of eschatological

1 : of or relating to eschatology or an eschatology
2 : of or relating to the end of the world or the events associated with it in eschatology

Other Words from eschatological

eschatologically \ (ˌ)e-​ˌska-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce eschatological (audio) , ˌe-​skə-​ \ adverb

Examples of eschatological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frozen out, Kahane developed an eschatological politics in which the fate of the world depended urgently on exacting revenge on God’s enemies and purifying Israel of all non-Jewish influences. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 11 May 2022 The work’s eschatological tone finds an echo in Alfredo Jaar’s taut video account, replete with special effects, of the 2020 police attack on demonstrators in Washington D.C. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Elite technocrats seeking to steward society toward some eschatological vision of the good never ends well. Andrew T. Walker, National Review, 28 Feb. 2022 At its core, the Cold War was a struggle between hostile comprehensive ideologies, each of which (democratic capitalism and communism) thought of itself and its opponents in something approaching eschatological terms. Damon Linker, The Week, 10 Dec. 2021 Won theology is not an eschatological system, and there is no life and afterlife in the conventional sense — these are all a part of the same reality. Christopher Moyer, Rolling Stone, 26 Nov. 2021 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, 22 Mar. 2020 The piece opened with verses from the Book of Revelation, gestured toward natural-resource scarcity, and culminated in an eschatological argument for the necessity of technological acceleration. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2021 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, 22 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of eschatological

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eschatological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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