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An evangelist who conducts religious telecasts.

[Blend of television and evangelist.]

tel′e·van′gel·ism n.
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(Protestantism) US an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television, preaching the gospel and appealing for donations from viewers
[C20: from tele(vision) + (e)vangelist]
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(ˌtɛl ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪst)

an evangelist who conducts religious services on television.
tel`e•van′ge•lism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.televangelist - an evangelist who conducts services on television
evangelist, gospeler, gospeller, revivalist - a preacher of the Christian gospel
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[ˌtelɪˈvændʒəlɪst] Nevangelista mf de la tele
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[ˌtɛlɪˈvændʒəlɪst] ntélévangéliste m
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n (esp US) → Fernsehevangelist(in) m(f)
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Copeland, who is the head of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and has his own TV show, once said televangelists need jets because flying commercial means, "getting into a long tube with a bunch of demons".
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Also, televangelists are described as unpopular following fallout from the Jim Bakker sex and money scandal in 1987, even though Billy Graham has remained popular and new, widely followed televangelists such as Joel Osteen have emerged in the years since.
UNLIKE OTHER WRITERS, who have failed in their attempts to capture the essential flavor of what makes black televangelists different from their white counterparts, Walton's writing on this new realm of black religiosity uniquely succeeds.
The focus of the book is to demonstrate how black televangelists capitalize upon American cultural myths, such as (to borrow Walton's terms) the myth of the American dream, or the myth of black victimology, or the myth of the ideal family, to convert their viewers to more than Christ.
Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is considering subpoenaing televangelists who have failed to cooperate with his investigation into possible abuses at their tax-exempt ministries.
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American Prospect journalist Posner investigates the growing nexus between the Republican Party and the powerful televangelists in the Word of Faith movement, a prosperity gospel that teaches that accepting Jesus will result in religious, political, and financial victory even as its most prominent spokesmen beg for contributions from their followers that allow them to live in luxury.
Word of her new job was coincidentally followed by news of a Congressional investigation into the finances and operations of the Joyce Meyer Ministries, along with other televangelists.
One of America's first national televangelists, Rex Humbard, whose show at one point reached more parts of the globe than any other religious program, died Sept.
WHEN JESUS BEGAN HIS public ministry in Luke 4:18, he announced he had been sent to "preach Good News to the poor." According to a small but growing number of today's televangelists and megachurch pastors, the Good News Jesus came to proclaim is that God means for all of us to be rich--or at least very prosperous.