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eschatology

Definition:

a branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

eschatologist

Derivative:

eschatological

Plural:

eschatologies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Greek eskhatos "last, furthest, uttermost, extreme, most remote" (from ex "out...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

eschatology [religion]

the doctrine of the last things. It was originally a Western term, referring to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim beliefs about the end of history, the ... (25 of 937 words, 10 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/192308​/eschatology

Wikipedia:

Eschatology

a part of theology, physics, philosophy, and futurology concerned with what are believed to be the final events of history, the ultimate destiny of humanity -- commonly referred to as the "end of the world" or "end time". The Oxford English Dictionary ... (41 of 3599 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eschatology

Eschatology (disambiguation)

a part of theology and philosophy concerned with the final events when the world ends. Eschatology can also mean: Eschatology (book), a book by Pope Benedict XVI | Eschatology (religious movement), an early 20th century religious movement created by ... (38 of 103 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eschatology (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

eschatology

the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world (14 of 300 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eschatology

Merriam-Webster:

eschatology | eschatologies [plural]

a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind | a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or ... (28 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eschatology

Oxford Dictionary:

eschatology | eschatological [derived] | eschatologist [derived]

the part of theology concerned with death, judgement, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind (18 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eschatology

American Heritage Dictionary:

eschatology | eschatological [adjective, related] | eschatologically [adverb, related] | eschatologist [noun, related]

The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. | A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, ... (27 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eschatology

New World Dictionary:

eschatology | eschatological [adjective, related]

the branch of theology dealing with last things, such as death, immortality, resurrection, judgment, and the end of the world | the doctrines ... (22 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eschatology

Wiktionary:

eschatology | eschatologies [plural]

[countable] System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death. | [uncountable] The study of the end times -- the end of the world, notably in Christian and Islamic theology, the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment. (39 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eschatology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

eschatology [uncountable]

an area of theology relating to what will happen at the end of the world (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eschatology

Random House Dictionary:

eschatology [theology]

any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc. | the branch of theology dealing with such ... (24 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/eschatology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

theology

in Christianity, the systematic study of the nature of God and God's relationship with humanity and with the world. Although other religions may be ... (24 of 612 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0848415​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

theology

the study of religion and religious belief | a set of beliefs about a particular religion (15 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/theology

Encarta Dictionary:

eschatology

the body of religious doctrines concerning the human soul in its relation to death, judgment, heaven, and hell (18 of 51 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609124​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

eschatology

First use: 1844

Origin: Greek eskhatos "last, furthest, uttermost, extreme, most remote" (from ex "out of", Boeotian es-; see "ex-") + "-ology". ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=eschatology

New World Dictionary:

eschatology

Origin: Greek eschatos, furthest ( from ex-, out from Indo-European base *eĝhs derives Latin ex) + "-logy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eschatology

Wiktionary:

eschatology

Origin: Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (eskhaton) -neuter of ἔσχατος (eskhatos, "last")- + -logy.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eschatology

American Heritage Dictionary:

eschatology

Origin: Greek eskhatos, last; see eghs in Indo-European roots + "-logy".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eschatology

Oxford Dictionary:

eschatology

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Greek eskhatos "last" + "-logy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eschatology

Collins Dictionary:

eschatology

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Greek eskhatos last

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eschatology

Merriam-Webster:

eschatology | eschatologies [plural]

First use: 1844

Origin: Greek eschatos last, farthest

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eschatology

Encarta Dictionary:

eschatology

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Greek eskhatos "last"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609124​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Eschatology

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Eschatology"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eschatology

Collins Dictionary:

eschatology

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "eschatology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eschatology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eschatology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

eschatology [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eschatology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eschatology

Macmillan American Dictionary:

eschatology [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "eschatology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/eschatology

the Free Dictionary:

eschatology

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "eschatology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eschatology"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "eschatology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/eschatology

Google Dictionary:

eschatology

Audio: English pronunciation of "eschatology"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

eschatology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "eschatology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=eschat​03 word=eschatology

YourDictionary Audio:

eschatology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eschatology" by speech synthesizer

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