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1. Zealous preaching and dissemination of the gospel, as through missionary work.
2. Fervent advocacy of a cause.

e·van′gel·is′tic (-jə-lĭs′tĭk) adj.
e·van′gel·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


1. (Protestantism) (in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospel. RC Church term: evangelization or evangelisation
2. ardent or missionary zeal for a cause
3. (Protestantism) the work, methods, or characteristic outlook of a revivalist or evangelist preacher
4. (Protestantism) a less common word for evangelicalism. See evangelicalism


(ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlɪz əm)

1. the preaching or promulgation of the Christian gospel; the work of an evangelist.
2. missionary zeal, purpose, or activity.

evangelism, evangelicalism

the missionary, reforming, or redeeming spirit evident throughout the history of Christianity in various guises or emphases. — evangelical, evangelistic, adj.
See also: Christianity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evangelism - zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
preaching, sermon, discourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
televangelism - evangelism at a distance by the use of television


noun preaching, spreading the word, spreading the gospel, telling the gospel message Evangelism can be seen as potentially threatening for other faith communities.


[ɪˈvændʒəˌlɪzəm] Nevangelismo m


[ɪˈvændʒəlɪzəm] névangélisation f


[ɪˈvændʒəˌlɪzm] nevangelizzazione f
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