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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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Adv.1.eschatologically - in relation to eschatology; "even atheists can be eschatologically minded"
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In Barth's eschatologically oriented theology, worldwide missions featured as a goal and instrument in establishing the Kingdom of God.
Starting from this, Rahner went further and asserted that the faithful and benevolent non-Christians receive--even though through inner revelation and anonymously--God' supernatural will of salvation eschatologically embodied in Jesus Christ (38).
Catholicity implies a wholeness and fullness that is eschatologically materialized in the coming kingdom or reign of God.
Karl Rahner's identification of the immanent and economic Trinity has tied the Trinity too closely to creation and led to Peters's reduction of the Trinity's eternal reality to something to be realized eschatologically through time.
Contemporaneous events could thus easily be interpreted eschatologically as fulfilling these predictions.
This eschatologically informed ecclesiology tempers the perennial Catholic temptation to triumphalism.
Corbett continues to add depth to his analysis by addressing the significance of the vertical axis between the tenth cantos of each canticle, which for Corbett reflect the eschatologically divergent beliefs between the Epicurean and of the believer.
Since the concept of thinking and living eschatologically may be less familiar to readers than Jesus's commandments, I will briefly describe what this means here.
As they and we hear again the apocalyptic and eschatologically oriented texts that guide us toward the Reign of Christ Sunday, it is helpful to review what apocalyptic is, how it came to be, and how it functioned in the communities for whom it was composed.
Death can also be viewed eschatologically as a component of the resurrection or as a gate through which those in a state of grace pass to realize the beatific vision.
Nevertheless, Bultmann explicitly draws key insights from Kierkegaard in Christology, eschatology, and ethics, and these insights become part of Bultmann's guiding convictions: 'namely, that the existential relevance, truth, and authority of the Christian gospel can and will never be done away with, thanks to the inexhaustible potential for providing for its recipient a new, both eschatologically and ethically decisive model of self-understanding' (136).