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 (ē′văn-jĕl′ĭ-kə-lĭz′əm, ĕv′ən-)
1. often Evangelicalism Evangelical beliefs or doctrines.
2. Adherence to a church or party professing evangelical beliefs or doctrines.
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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
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Noun1.evangelicalism - stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
revivalism - an attempt to reawaken the evangelical faith
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The Vincys had the readiness to enjoy, the rejection of all anxiety, and the belief in life as a merry lot, which made a house exceptional in most county towns at that time, when Evangelicalism had cast a certain suspicion as of plague-infection over the few amusements which survived in the provinces.
I'll send it over to you; and there are some other books that you may like to see, Irwine--pamphlets about Antinomianism and Evangelicalism, whatever they may be.
Stelling's doctrine was of no particular school; if anything, it had a tinge of evangelicalism, for that was "the telling thing" just then in the diocese to which King's Lorton belonged.
It is, instead, the massive sell-off of evangelicalism among the young.
Holy Humanitarians is a curious social biography that tells the story of an "evangelical," Louis Klopsch, and his magazine the Christian Herald, as an anchor for accessing larger questions about evangelicalism, both then and now.
Its roots lie in the Puritan communities that dotted the early colonies, but American evangelicalism flowered in the early nineteenth century with the Second Great Awakening, a Protestant revival that drew millions of common people who felt excluded from snobbish mainline churches.
A group of progressive evangelicals and other Christians are planning a "revival" this spring to protest "toxic evangelicalism" and evangelical leaders such as Jerry Falwell Jr.
Evangelicalism, particularly in America, has garnered a terrible reputation, and this collection of essays from prominent evangelicals attempts to stanch the bleeding.
His topics include cognitive and non-cognitive accounts of imaginative literature, the printed medium: Wordsworth and books, evangelicalism and evolution: James Montgomery's Pelican Island, politics and art: James Kelman's Not Not While the Giro, and from the other shore: Bronislaw Malinowski's A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term.
Coming at exactly the right time, Frances FitzGerald's mammoth history of the evangelical movement in America, The Evangelicals, helps shed light on conservative evangelicalism's transformation into a quasi-political institution.
The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860.

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