Definition of Last Judgment in US English:

Last Judgment


  • The judgment of humankind expected in some religious traditions to take place at the end of the world.

    • ‘Regardless of the first judgement directly after death, fears and hopes of the Last Judgement remained intense.’
    • ‘The statements of consent were made outside in the church's main porch, which evidently contained relief panels depicting a Last Judgment in which representatives of various social stations proceeded toward Heaven or Hell.’
    • ‘There, at least the bloody scenes of martyred saints or torments of sinners at the Last Judgement were wonderfully painted, with a clear moral aim (just as the horrors of ancient tragedy were depicted through inspiring poetry).’
    • ‘One classic metanarrative has been Augustine's, which begins with his interpretation of the Genesis accounts of creation and fall and concludes with humanity divided into the blessed and the damned at the Last Judgement.’
    • ‘Instead of delivering the climactic moment of the Last Judgment, pestilence lingers on, generating a limbo of common suffering in which a tenuous and moribund but all-embracing body politic springs into being.’
    • ‘Important aspects of Zoroastrianism are the belief in the prophet, a past and future savior, an afterlife, a Last Judgment, and the resurrection of the body.’
    • ‘The subject of the Last Judgment has been a barometer of cultural mood throughout history.’
    • ‘Just as the separation occurred over millions of years, the Last Judgment will extend over a similarly long period, and perhaps an even longer one.’
    • ‘The outer walls of the church were also covered with murals, including a Last Judgement in which wealthy men were dragged down to hell by their gold.’
    • ‘If we hope for justice rather than mercy at the Last Judgment, we must have a horribly shallow view of God's holiness and of our unholiness.’
    • ‘In Christianity, history cannot be senseless: it is a moral drama, beginning with a rebellion against God and ending with the Last Judgment.’
    • ‘At the Last Judgment he will separate the wheat from the chaff.’
    • ‘The personal implications of such a view of the world are made plain in the panels depicting the vices and the virtues and in the stark contrasts of the Last Judgement.’
    • ‘He learned about Old Testament history, the Gospels and apostolic teachings, the Last Judgement, heaven, hell, and the judgements of God.’
    • ‘After the archdeacon has been killed, his mutilated corpse is found lying beneath this large medieval depiction of the Last Judgment, as if he had been consigned to the hell that he deserves.’
    • ‘From there, it was a short step to how Jesus would privilege God's view at the Last Judgment.’
    • ‘Vivid depictions of the Last Judgment, both on the exterior entrances to churches and on choir screens, reinforced dramatically the rewards and the punishments that actions in the world would harvest.’
    • ‘There were many previous depictions of the Last Judgment which influenced Michelangelo's plan for the painting.’
    • ‘The Hell mouth appears nowhere in the biblical accounts of the Last Judgment but emerges in the course of tenth-century exegesis.’
    • ‘The reaction against the Revolution in France meant that his poem The French Revolution was never published, and he was driven into a private world of his own, full of biblical references and visions of the Last Judgment.’


Last Judgment

/ˈˌlast ˈjəjmənt/