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es·cha·tol·o·gy

 (ĕs′kə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
2. A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment.

[Greek eskhatos, last; see eghs in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

es·chat′o·log′i·cal (ĭ-skăt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl, ĕs′kə-tə-lŏj′-) adj.
es·chat′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
es′cha·tol′o·gist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eschatologist - a theologian who specializes in eschatology
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
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I just spent a few days in Tehran in the company of Islam's all-time greatest eschatologist, Shaykh Imran Hosein, who believes we are living in the end times, the akhir uz-zaman.
While Kruger was a statesman eschatologist, van Rensburg was a prophet who exerted considerable influence among the Boer leadership during the South African War: he was a trusted friend--and many claim, an advisor--of General de la Rey and President Steyn, and is discussed at length by many contemporaries, among them Deneys Reitz in Commando: A Journal of the Boer War (1929).
When these ideas are extracted from their fictional context, they amount to nothing save a false political "ideal" antithetical to the author's religion: "In spite of the far-reaching decomposition of his Christianity, More is still too much of a Christian to be an intramundane eschatologist like the later Progressivists, Positivists, and Marxists.
Rothbard, "Karl Marx: Communist as Religious Eschatologist," in The Logic of Action II (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1997).
The conclusion that Messiaen was both an Incarnationist and an eschatologist was independently reached by David Butler Cannata: cf.