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 (ē′văn-jĕl′ĭ-kəl, ĕv′ən-) also e·van·gel·ic (-jĕl′ĭk)
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.
Evangelical A member of an evangelical church or party.

e′van·gel′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity of, relating to, or following from the Christian gospel or four gospels of the New Testament
2. characterized by extreme enthusiasm; zealous


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His head, full of graceful majesty, was covered with the episcopal mitre, a headdress which gave it, in addition to the character of sovereignty, that of asceticism and evangelic meditation.
For, those that are actually surprised, nay shocked, by a state not having the same policy for a region after over three decades are either used to rigid evangelic doctrines in the garb of policies, or have a similarly fixated comprehension of the term 'interests'.
The "Gish Gallop" is a debating technique named after Dwayne Gish, an evangelic creationist who frequently debated evolutionists.
25; (b) socioeconomic status--class E = 40%, class D = 44% and classes B2, C1 e C2 grouped = 16%; (c) educational degree--Primary School incomplete = 24%, Primary School = 28% and High School = 48%; (d) marital status--marriage/stable union = 64% and single = 36%; (e) professional situation - work = 48% and no work = 52%; (f) religion--Catholic = 52%, Evangelic (all denominations are grouped) = 44%, and no religion = 4%.
In 1873, the Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (German Evangelic School -- DEO) was established in Cairo.
cannot be so hurt by hearing a sermon as that of an Evangelic is by
n % X Age 13 2 4 14 3 6 15 7 14 16 7 14 17 9 18 18 16 32 19 6 12 Skin Color White 2 4 Dark 1 2 Brown 47 94 Yellow 0 0 Religion Did not declare 31 62 Catholic 13 26 Evangelic 6 12 Spiritualist 0 0 Atheist 0 0 Others 0 0 Do you study?
The term "fundamentalism" itself originates in the late nineteenth century as a movement by evangelic Christians, against modernism, to affirm a set of "fundamental" beliefs, namely "the five fundamentals"--the inspiration of the Bible by the Holy Spirit, the virgin birth, the belief that Christ's death was an atonement for sin, the bodily resurrection and the historical reality of Christ's miracles.
After all, we have to be aware of the fact that evangelic Churches were refusing the idea of human rights until the seventies of the 20th century.
In the said year, a gentleman, one Karl von Liechtenstein, the proprietor of Valtice, who had taken the daughter of Jan Sembera for his wife, betrayed his ancestors and, for the sake of secular glory, repudiated his evangelic religion and converted to the Roman Catholic Church, bringing his wife and brother to the same religion, then pursued great religions tyranny over the people, particularly his subjects, not even sparing his own mother, who, not allowed by him to freely profess her faith, was forced to flee from him to another land.
Emma |Chesworth, on right, with friends Louise Meek, far left, and Charlotte Hall and some of the latest donations, left, at Hebron Evangelic Church in Stockton.
In this church, the former two largest reformed churches, the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk and the GereformeerdeKerken in Nederland, and the Evangelic Lutheran Church are united.