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Eschatology
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Overview

Eschatology is traditionally the doctrine of the last things (from Gk. eschatos, denoting what is last in time). It is of particular interest in modern theology, which speaks of a new phase and of the “eschatologizing” of all theology. At the same time, the haziness of the term (it is also used outside theology) and its varied use seem to make it an example of linguistic confusion in theology.

The word was used first by the stri…

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Fahlbusch, Erwin, Preuss, Horst Dietrich, Karrer, Martin, Lochman, Jan Milič, Ciobotea, Dan-Ilie, Wiederkehr, Dietrich and Mbiti, John, “Eschatology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E333>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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