1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
2. A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment.
More broadly, eschatology may encompass related concepts such as the Messiah or Messianic Age, the afterlife, and the soul.
It is an acting exercise at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) that drama students must complete in their first year.
Person A:I had my before the door today.
Person B: So... how did you do?
Person A: Totally nailed it!