noun es·cha·tol·o·gy \ˌe-skə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of eschatology



  1. 1 :  a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind

  2. 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: 1838

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