[ es-kuh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛs kəˈtɒl ə dʒi /
Save This Word!

noun Theology.

any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the afterlife, etc.
the branch of theology dealing with such matters.



Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of eschatology

First recorded in 1835–45; from Greek éschato(s) “last” + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM eschatology

es·cha·to·log·i·cal [es-kuh-tl-oj-i-kuhl, e-skat-l-], /ˌɛs kə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɛˌskæt l-/, adjectivees·cha·tol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for eschatology

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym