ETYM Greek, the furthest, last + -logy.
Doctrine of life and afterlife.
The branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and judgment; heaven and hell; the end of the world.
Study of death; final matters.
Religious doctrine concerning “the last things”, as death, resurrection, life hereafter, etc.
Doctrines of the end of time. Christian eschatology concerns the end of this Earth and of time; the Antichrist; the return of Jesus Christ to overthrow the Antichrist; and the culmination of history with the destruction of this world. In more general terms, it refers to the moral significance of the belief that time and history are working toward an ultimate end. Islamic eschatology depicts the Earth devastated by fire and flood in the shape of Gog and Magog, followed by the reign of the Mahdi. After this the Antichrist will reign, only to be overthrown by Jesus, who will bring everyone to judgment by God.
U crkvenoj dogmatici: učenje o tzv. poslednjim stvarima, tj. o onome što posle smrti čeka pojedince, čovečanstvo i ceo svet, dakle: učenje o smrti, besmrtnosti duše, strašnom sudu, smaku sveta, večnom blaženstvu i paklu.