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Monday, December 27, 2010


\es-kuh-tl-OJ-i-kuhl\ , adjective;
Regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature.
Regarding any system of doctrines concerning theological endings, such as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
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
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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