- the branch of theology dealing with last things, such as death, immortality, resurrection, judgment, and the end of the world
- the doctrines concerning these
Origin of eschatology; from Classical Greek eschatos, furthest (; from ex-, out ; from Indo-European base an unverified form e?hs from source Classical Latin ex) + -logy
- The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
- A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment.
Origin of eschatologyGreek eskhatos, last; see eghs in Indo-European roots + –logy.
(countable and uncountable, plural eschatologies)
From Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (eskhaton) -neuter of ἔσχατος (eskhatos, “last”)- + -logy.