One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The final event in the divine plan; the end of the world.‘the gift of eternal life at the eschaton’
- ‘Hence, this destiny in relation to God is the reason for which human beings are created; and yet this very destiny remains in the hands of eschatology, for it is only in the eschaton that God's work of creation will be complete.’
- ‘The deferral of judgment, by affirming temporary human judgments while marking them off as partial and sinful, creates a hopeful space before the eschaton's final judgment in which the grace of God may work.’
- ‘It is much easier to talk about and create a conversation between science and theology about the beginning of the universe or about creation than it is about the end of the universe or about the eschaton.’
- ‘God's promises to Israel, including the covenant, remain valid, and the ultimate relationship between Judaism and Christianity will be resolved only in the eschaton.’
- ‘The parable of the wheat and weeds in Matthew 13 cautions against trying to separate believers from unbelievers in these centuries before the eschaton.’
1930s: from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhatos ‘last’.
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