Meaning of eschaton in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛskətɒn/


the eschaton
  • The final event in the divine plan; the end of the world.

    ‘the gift of eternal life at the eschaton’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 parable of the wheat and weeds in Matthew 13 cautions against trying to separate believers from unbelievers in these centuries before the eschaton.’
    • ‘The ultimate relationship between Judaism and Christianity will be resolved only in the eschaton.’
    • ‘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.’


1930s from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhatos ‘last’.