- any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
- the branch of theology dealing with such matters.
Origin of eschatology
1835–45; < Greek éschato(s) last + -logy
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Examples from the Web for eschatological
This being 2012, the year the world may or may not end, certain people may find themselves in an eschatological mindset.This Week’s Hot Reads: Nov. 19, 2012
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November 19, 2012
Obama cannot establish a new agency without being accused of having an eschatological intention of transmogrifying American life.Blood for Sale? Reagan’s Pagan Cult
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The eschatological discourse presents serious exegetical difficulties.The Life of Jesus of Nazareth
To this may be added problems of a more dogmatic nature, eschatological and otherwise.
Many questions specifically theological and eschatological assumed importance in his mind by reason of his surroundings.
The great cosmogonic and eschatological myths are conceived in grandiose style.
Different conceptions, however, appear in different stages of eschatological thought.
- the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world
C19: from Greek eskhatos last
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Word Origin and History for eschatological
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