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Friday word: Eschatological

es·cha·to·log·i·cal adjective \(ˌ)es-ˌka-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌes-kə-\


1: of or relating to eschatology or an eschatology
2: of or relating to the end of the world or the events associated with it in eschatology

Eschatology:

1: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically : any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment

Etymology:

Greek eschatos last, farthest

First Known Use: 1844

Example:

To enter into the world of Putin’s favorite philosophers is to enter a world full of melodrama, mysticism and grandiose eschatological visions.

(Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/opinion/brooks-putin-cant-stop.html)
Tags: e, greek, noun, philosophy, religion, wordsmith: med_cat
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