Eschatology meaning

ĕskə-tŏlə-jē
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.
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The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
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(countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
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The branch of theology dealing with last things, such as death, immortality, resurrection, judgment, and the end of the world.
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The doctrines concerning these.
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(uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian and Islamic theology, the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment.
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Origin of eschatology

  • Greek eskhatos last eghs in Indo-European roots –logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (eskhaton) -neuter of ἔσχατος (eskhatos, “last”)- + -logy.

    From Wiktionary