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e·van·gel·i·cal

 (ē′văn-jĕl′ĭ-kəl, ĕv′ən-) also e·van·gel·ic (-jĕl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or in accordance with the Christian gospel, especially one of the four gospel books of the New Testament.
2. Evangelical Of, relating to, or being a Christian church believing in the Bible as the sole source of religious authority, in salvation only through conversion and spiritual regeneration, and in the necessity of public witness to faith.
3. Evangelical
a. Of or relating to the Lutheran churches in Germany and Switzerland.
b. Of or relating to all Protestant churches in Germany.
4. Of or relating to the group in the Church of England that stresses personal conversion and salvation by faith.
5. Characterized by ardent or crusading enthusiasm; zealous: an evangelical liberal.
n.
Evangelical A member of an evangelical church or party.

e′van·gel′i·cal·ly adv.

evangelical

(ˌiːvænˈdʒɛlɪkəl) Christianity
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of, based upon, or following from the Gospels
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) 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. (Protestantism) another word for evangelistic
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an upholder of evangelical doctrines or a member of an evangelical sect or party, esp the Low-Church party of the Church of England
ˌevanˈgelicalism n
evangelicism n
ˌevanˈgelically adv

e•van•gel•i•cal

(ˌi vænˈdʒɛl ɪ kəl, ˌɛv ən-)

adj. Also, e`van•gel′ic.
1. pertaining to or in keeping with the Gospels and their teachings.
2. belonging to or designating the Christian churches that emphasize the authority of the Scriptures, in opposition to the institutional authority of the church itself, and that stress personal conversion through faith in Christ.
3. designating Christians, esp. since the 1970s, who hold to a conservative but not necessarily literal interpretation of the Bible.
4. marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause.
n.
5. an adherent of evangelical doctrines.
6. a person who belongs to an evangelical church or organization.
[1525–35; < Late Latin evangelicus (< Late Greek euangelikós)]
e`van•gel′i•cal•ism, n.
e`van•gel′i•cal•ly, adv.
e`van•gel`i•cal′i•ty, n.

evangelical

A word used to describe Christian Protestant groups who place an emphasis on the infallibility of the Bible, importance of conversion, and faith in reconciliation with God because of the death of Christ for man’s salvation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.evangelical - 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.evangelical - of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testamentevangelical - of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
3.evangelical - marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a causeevangelical - marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

evangelical

evangelistic
adjective crusading, converting, missionary, zealous, revivalist, proselytizing, propagandizing He has all the hallmarks of an evangelical preacher.
Translations
إنْجيلي، تَبْشيري
evangelisk
evangéliumi
evangelískur; trúboîs-
pamokslininkasskleidžiantis tikėjimą
evaņģēlisks
evanjelický
Hristiyanlığı yaymaya yönelik

evangelical

[ˌiːvænˈdʒelɪkəl]
A. ADJ (Rel) → evangélico
B. Nevangélico/a m/f

evangelical

[ˌiːvænˈdʒɛlɪkəl]
adj
[Christian, bishop, group] → évangélique
(fig) [zeal, fervour] → fanatique
n (= evangelical Christian) → chrétien(ne) m/f évangélique

evangelical

[ˌiːvænˈdʒɛlɪkl] adjevangelico/a

evangelical

(iːvӕnˈdʒelikəl) adjective
seeking to convert people, especially to Christianity.
eˈvangelist (i-) noun
a person who preaches Christianity especially at large public meetings.
References in classic literature ?
In a word, without going over all the journals in the world, there was not a scientific publication, from the Journal of Evangelical Missions to the Revue Algerienne et Coloniale, from the Annales de la Propagation de la Foi to the Church Missionary Intelligencer, that had not something to say about the affair in all its phases.
He had acquired much of his knowledge from studying the great book of human nature as it lay open in the world; and, knowing how dangerous it was to contend with ignorance, uniformly endeavored to avoid dictating where his better reason taught him it was the most prudent to attempt to lead, His orthodoxy had no dependence on his cassock; he could pray with fervor and with faith, if circumstances required it, without the assistance of his clerk; and he had even been known to preach a most evangelical sermon, in the winning manner of native eloquence, without the aid of a cambric handkerchief.
I did hear him preach, and was decidedly pleased with the evangelical truth of his doctrine, as well as the earnest simplicity of his manner, and the clearness and force of his style.
He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
The gentle dame was not sufficiently evangelical to endure this, and, fearful of further improprieties, she forced her husband to relinquish his undertaking, and together they returned to Tahiti.
He was a man not merely religious, but devout; a firm believer--not as the phrase is now elusively construed by theological thimble-riggers in the Church and out of it, but in the old and ardent sense of the Evangelical school: one who could
Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
She was brought up a Methodist, and during her girlhood was fervently evangelical, in the manner of Dinah Morris in 'Adam Bede'; but moving to Coventry she fell under the influence of some rationalistic acquaintances who led her to adopt the scientific Positivism of the French philosopher Comte.
Somerville and frequenting the Royal Institution; others were severe and Evangelical, and held by Exeter Hall.
My gifted friend made her one of the most truly evangelical answers I ever heard in my life.
Evangelical ladies there are, likewise, whose attachment to the forms of religion, and horror of theatrical entertainments, are most exemplary.
And she is not in the least evangelical," said Rosamond, reflectively, as if that religious point of view would have fully accounted for perpetual crape.