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Eschatology in Major Religious Traditions

  • By: Christopher J. Johnson & Holly L. Wilson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

The concept of eschatology, or the study of the last days, is derived from the Greek words eschatos and logos, the combined meaning of which is the study of the end or last things. Thus, it refers to the final events ...

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