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Dictionary Definition

evangelical adj
1 relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels; "evangelical Christianity"; "an ultraconservative evangelical message"
2 of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
3 marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause [syn: evangelistic]

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English

Etymology

From evangelic + -al.

Pronunciation

/i:vænˈʤɛlɪkəl/

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to the gospel(s) of the Christian New Testament
  2. Pertaining to the doctrines or teachings of the Christian gospel or Christianity in general.
  3. Protestant; specifically, designating European churches which were originally Lutheran rather than Calvinist.
  4. Pertaining to a movement in Protestant Christianity that stresses personal conversion and the authority of the Bible (evangelicalism).
  5. Zealously enthusiastic.

Translations

Noun

  1. A member of an evangelical church
  2. An advocate of evangelicalism

Extensive Definition

Evangelical may refer to:
Evangelicals may also refer to:
evangelical in German: Evangelische Gemeinschaft
evangelical in French: Évangélique
evangelical in Friulian: Evangjelic
evangelical in Dutch: Evangelisch
evangelical in Japanese: 福音派
evangelical in Chinese: 福音派

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