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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.
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Adj.1.eschatological - of or relating to or dealing with or regarding the ultimate destiny of mankind and the world


[ˌeskətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJ (Rel) → escatológico


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The language is figurative, he argues, and the heavenly temple is a metaphor for the eschatological dwelling of God with his people in the world to come where Christ is now enthroned.
Such an ecclesiology, unlike the apologetic approaches of the time, would address the mystery of the church in all its dimensions, including its mission, full range of members, various traditions, need for reform, and eschatological nature.
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With a "Sharknado"-inspired visual style and a deeply weary lead performance from Nicolas Cage, "Left Behind" is cheap-looking, overwrought kitsch of the most unintentionally hilarious order, with its eschatological bent representing its only real shot at box office redemption.
Part 2 covers the natural law as it applies (or may not apply--more on this below) to God's redeemed people in the covenants of grace and, therefore, looks at the new creation and its eschatological realities.
Peguy believed Christianity's dominant eschatological traditions promoted bourgeois individualism and apathy in the face of suffering.
Yong first builds on christological and eschatological proposals regarding divine action, emphasizing the eschatological nature of pneumatological divine action: the Spirit makes the kingdom of God present now by making the "new creation" present now (chapter three).
Most importantly, the nature of the church is itself eschatological (29), defined by God s justifying word and anticipating the coming kingdom.
Attention is given to exploring continuity and discontinuity between Israel and the church as the restored, eschatological Israel: God's missionary people today.
In other words, the church is an eschatological community.
Most intriguing for me was how eschatological Americans were when they entered the war in the spring of 1917.
Three types of meaningful suffering can be identified in the Qur'an: Nonliberative suffering, time-specific liberative suffering, and eschatological liberative suffering.