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  • n. Plural form of eschatology.

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Examples

  • First, we need to confront the purveyors of these eschatologies with the disastrous social consequences of their message, and challenge them -- if they are unwilling to change their views, to at least work to mitigate those disastrous consequences.

    Brian D. McLaren: Needed: Christians Thinking Differently About the Future

  • The current purveyors of eschatologies of abandonment, evacuation, and despair will no doubt keep broadcasting and publishing, and no doubt the dollars will keep coming in, reinforcing what we've already got -- in West Virginia, in the Gulf of Mexico, in Gaza, on cable news, and in Washington, D.C. But some of us must muster the courage to differ -- and to do so graciously yet persistently.

    Brian D. McLaren: Needed: Christians Thinking Differently About the Future

  • For each, the strikingly analogous views regarding religious prophecy, second comings and the end of times for their respective Christian and Shiite eschatologies may be pushing Ahmadinejad and Bush inexorably towards war.

    Think Progress » U.S. General: Iran Attack Fraught With Risk, Bush Needs to ‘Make Diplomacy Work’

  • Since it doesn't seem practical or even desirable to think that direct bloody force will achieve much, it would be best to consider this a continuing "revolution of consciousness" which will be won not by guns but by seizing the key images, myths, archetypes, eschatologies, and ecstasies so that life won't seem worth living unless one is on the transforming energy's side.

    Blog Action Day: Environment

  • Americans are as active as anyone else in the clash of eschatologies.

    Kicking the Secularist Habit

  • In particular, I argue that in both evolution and creation we have rival religious responses to a crisis of faith—rival stories of origins, rival judgments about the meaning of human life, rival sets of moral dictates, and above all what theologians call rival eschatologies—pictures of the future and of what lies ahead for humankind.

    Free excerpt from Michael Ruse's Evolution-Creation Struggle

  • If we accept that evolutionary biology is not, in fact, committed to progress, then we cannot accept Ruse's central contention that in both evolution and creation we have rival religious responses to a crisis of faith — rival stories of origins, rival judgements about the meaning of human life, rival sets of moral dictates and, above all, rival eschatologies [i.e., premillenarian vs. postmillenarian].

    The Wars Over Evolution

  • Pre-millennial and postmillennial eschatologies generate opposing visions of what believers should be doing in a fallen world.

    The Warring Visions of the Religious Right

  • It is doubtful that the same could be said of the Taoists, whose cult of self-realization has been regarded as the matrix not only of Chinese science (by Joseph Needham), but also of chiliastic movements preaching specific eschatologies and utopias (by Michel Strickmann).

    Self-Realization

  • "You will confuse us all if you talk in ultimates and eschatologies," said Singhalissa with a cold smile.

    Marune: Alastor 933

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