22 November 2009


Yet another word to thank Fred Longworth for, eschatology appears in "Pelagia," which I referred to in the last post (littoral). Final things. What happens when we die. The thing we don't know. The end of life, which everyone fears to some extent, but about which no one complains after having experienced it.

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Eschatology Es`cha*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? the furthest, last +
The doctrine of the last or final things, as death, judgment,
and the events therewith connected.
[1913 Webster]

-- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

n : the branch of theology that is concerned with such final
things as death and judgment; heaven and hell; the end of
the world

-- From WordNet (r) 2.0

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "eschatology":
Buddhology, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, Mariolatry, Mariology,
Mercersburg theology, Z, apodosis, apologetics, canonics,
catastrophe, ceasing, cessation, coda, conclusion, consummation,
crack of doom, crisis theology, culmination, curtain, curtains,
day of doom, death, decease, denouement, destination, destiny,
dialogical theology, divinity, doctrinalism, doctrinism, dogmatics,
doom, doomsday, effect, end, end point, ending, envoi, epilogue,
existential theology, expiration, fate, final solution,
final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finis, finish, goal,
hagiography, hagiology, hierology, izzard, last, last breath,
last days, last gasp, last things, last trumpet, last words,
latter end, logos Christology, logos theology, natural theology,
neoorthodox theology, neoorthodoxy, omega, patristic theology,
payoff, period, peroration, phenomenological theology,
physicotheology, quietus, rationalism, religion, resolution,
resting place, scholastic theology, secularism, soteriology,
stoppage, stopping place, swan song, systematics, term, terminal,
termination, terminus, the Judgment, theology, trump of doom,

-- From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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