eschatology

[es-kuh-tol-uh-jee]
noun Theology.
1.
any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
2.
the branch of theology dealing with such matters.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek éschato(s) last + -logy

eschatological [es-kuh-tl-oj-i-kuhl, e-skat-l-] , adjective
eschatologically, adverb
eschatologist, noun
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eschatology (ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world
 
[C19: from Greek eskhatos last]
 
eschatological
 
adj
 
eschato'logically
 
adv
 
escha'tologist
 
n

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eschatology
1844, from Gk. eskhatos "last, furthest, remote" (from ex "out of") + -logia "a speaking" (in a certain manner). In theology, the study of the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, hell. Related: Eschatological; eschatologically.
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Those words give the show a mysteriously eschatological spin.
Eschatological myths describe the afterlife and the end of the world.
Residents were convinced that more eschatological factors were in play.
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