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.
/ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world
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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