On the Last Things

Eschatology is the division of theology concerning the final destiny of individuals and the culminating events of history. Broadly understood it includes the Church and the Sacraments, in so far as they contain the seeds of eternal life, realized already in time through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Narrowly understood, it concerns the culmination of the historical working out of the divine plan in the Second Coming, the General Resurrection, the Last Judgment, and the Consummation and Restoration of All Things.