[ es-kuh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛs kəˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun Theology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM eschatology

es·cha·to·log·i·cal [es-kuh-tl-oj-i-kuh l, e-skat-l-] /ˌɛs kə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɛˌskæt l-/, adjectivees·cha·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbes·cha·tol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for eschatology

/ (ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒɪ) /


the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world

Derived forms of eschatology

eschatological (ˌɛskətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveeschatologically, adverbeschatologist, noun

Word Origin for eschatology

C19: from Greek eskhatos last
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