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Eschatology
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A. Term and subject matter

The term eschatology (from the Greek ἔσχατος/éschatos, ‘last’), initially a term for the ‘doctrine of last things’(tà éschata sc. prágmata) as the final part of all theological outlines of Christian dogma, is to be found first in the 17th cent. as a neologism coined by Protestant theologians (Ph. H. Friedlieb, 1644; A. Calow, 1655-1677), and after D. F. Schleiermacher it replaced the older title De …

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Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen), “Eschatology”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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