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evangelical

[ee-van-jel-i-kuhl, ev-uhn-]
adjective
1.
Also, evangelic. pertaining to or in keeping with the gospel and its teachings.
2.
belonging to or designating the Christian churches that emphasize the teachings and authority of the Scriptures, especially of the new testament, in opposition to the institutional authority of the church itself, and that stress as paramount the tenet that salvation is achieved by personal conversion to faith in the atonement of Christ.
3.
designating Christians, especially of the late 1970s, eschewing the designation of fundamentalist but holding to a conservative interpretation of the Bible.
4.
pertaining to certain movements in the Protestant churches in the 18th and 19th centuries that stressed the importance of personal experience of guilt for sin, and of reconciliation to God through Christ.
5.
marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause.
noun
6.
an adherent of evangelical doctrines or a person who belongs to an evangelical church or party.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin evangelicus (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1, -ic) + -al1

evangelically, adverb
evangelicalness, evangelicality, noun
nonevangelic, adjective
nonevangelical, adjective
nonevangelically, adverb
pseudoevangelic, adjective
pseudoevangelical, adjective
pseudoevangelically, adverb
superevangelical, adjective
superevangelically, adverb
unevangelic, adjective
unevangelical, adjective
unevangelically, adverb
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evangelical (ˌiːvænˈdʒɛlɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of, based upon, or following from the Gospels
2.  denoting or relating to any of certain Protestant sects or parties, which emphasize the importance of personal conversion and faith in atonement through the death of Christ as a means of salvation
3.  another word for evangelistic
 
n
4.  an upholder of evangelical doctrines or a member of an evangelical sect or party, esp the Low-Church party of the Church of England
 
evan'gelicalism
 
n
 
evan'gelically
 
adv

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evangelical
1530s, from L. evangelicus (see evangelist) + -al. In reference to a tendency or school in Protestantism, from mid-18c. Related: Evangelicalism (1831).
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evangelical definition


A member of any of various Christian churches that believes in the sole authority of the literal Bible, a salvation only through regeneration, or rebirth, and a spiritually transformed personal life.

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