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eschatology

[es-kuh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɛs kəˈtɒl ə dʒi/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek éschato(s) last + -logy
Related forms
eschatological
[es-kuh-tl-oj-i-kuh l, e-skat-l-] /ˌɛs kə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɛˌskæt l-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
eschatologically, adverb
eschatologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eschatological

eschatology

/ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world
Derived Forms
eschatological (ˌɛskətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
eschatologically, adverb
eschatologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek eskhatos last
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Word Origin and History for eschatological

eschatology

n.

1844, from Greek eskhatos "last, furthest, uttermost, extreme, most remote" (from ex "out of," Boeotian es-; see ex-) + -ology. Originally in theology, the study of the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, hell. Related: Eschatological; eschatologically.

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