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
Recent Examples of eschatology from the Web
Hawking's gloom goes beyond decay into eschatology.
Its delirious eschatology foretells a final unity with the technological divine, through which the elect will make the transition from time into eternity.
Butt relates Bach’s complex sense of time to the evolving Christian understanding of eschatology, of the nature of the Second Coming.
A real apocalypse, like the killer flu in The Stand — Stephen King’s opus of epidemiologic eschatology — would be off the chart, with an RØ of 5 to 6 and a case fatality rate of 99 percent.
Americans are as active as anyone else in the clash of eschatologies.
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Origin and Etymology of eschatology
Greek eschatos last, farthest
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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