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Monday, December 27, 2010

eschatological

\es-kuh-tl-OJ-i-kuhl\ , adjective;
1.
Regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature.
2.
Regarding any system of doctrines concerning theological endings, such as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
Quotes:
Those chill forests, quietly throbbing with ancient vitality, seemed to refute the firmest eschatological convictions.
-- Tom Robbins, Skinny legs and all
He's first seen running in a panic that resembles Tom Cruise in "The Firm" but that turns out to be a flash-forward, projecting the viewer into a crisis that is part sci-fi apocalypse, part eschatological reverie and part movie-musical.
-- Armond White, "Black Sheep Vs. Black Swan," http://www.nypress.com, November, 2010
Origin:
Eschatological is built from the Greek roots eschatos, "last, furthest, remote," and logia, "a speaking" (in a certain manner). In theology, the study of the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, hell.
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