logy meaning “the study of”, and first appeared in English around 1844.
theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of
the soul and of humankind”.
In the context of mysticism, the term refers metaphorically to the end
Eschatologies vary as to their degree of optimism or pessimism about
the future. In some eschatologies, conditions are better for some and
worse for others, e.g. “heaven and hell”. They also vary as to time frames.
Groups claiming the end of times to be imminent are also referred to as doomsday cults.