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Eschatology
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Eschatology is the theology of the last things. It deals with death, judgement, heaven and hell, the end of history, the end of the cosmos, and the coming kingdom of God. Eschatology can be oriented to the future or to the present. It can be other-worldly or this-worldly. In the United States, Pentecostal eschatology has passed through a variety of permutations rooted in historical and cultural factors though at the core is the belief in the second coming of Christ.

One view that was initially influential was the eschatology of the latter rain. Using the analogy of Palestine climate pa…

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Althouse, Peter, “Eschatology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_036923>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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