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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.
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(204) In short order the Peasants' War had become a "religiously legitimated revolt," placing evangelically reformed states on the defensive.
A little closer to home, you can add that the Welsh Assembly Government invested a welcome pounds 100m into broadband and that BT have evangelically given seminars across Wales, including at political party conferences, then certainly the message of broadband is being espoused to the people.
Further, a group of bishops having a perspective mainly suited to the advancement of themselves in a modern society of powerful and moneyed classes puts in place ideologies that keep the gospel and the Spirit away from challenging evangelically Church or society.
The parks have been emblems of national pride and collective health since the evangelically rugged and patriotic Teddy Roosevelt began creating them at the turn of last century.
Both my mother and I had to contend with the evangelically exuberant concern of some of my schoolmates and their parents for our future state.
19: "Thus the finally arrived water-bearing bearing mules and askaris are evangelically approaching and their water bags are fresh breasts of a black wet nurse and the water that is so superior to any milk in its comforting sweetness has the translucent divine golden-brown softness of your Holy Mother's gaze oh Jesus."
"He seems to live in a world that's 'forever 1968,' and that means he's missed a lot of what's been evangelically exciting and fresh about the last 40 years, including the greatness of John Paul II," George Weigel told NCR.
Unlike the term evangelico used in the Latin American context, the paper thus places together all conservative Protestants who share common evangelically oriented beliefs, including Pentecostal groups.
(61) Also, it is worth noting that, only a year after the "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" statement was issued, it had attracted so much flak from evangelicals concerned about clouding differences with Rome that the original evangelical signers of the declaration felt compelled to issue a second statement "clarifying" that "cooperation with evangelically minded Roman Catholics ...
The SPAB urges that the use of traditional lime-based materials in the repair of such old buildings, is a basic tenet and evangelically spreads the word and the training to use these materials correctly.
Evangelically correct as Amy had been since 1892, in this instance one feels that although she was not exactly hiding behind one obligation to absolve her from another, she was caught in a most painful dilemma, with suffering the result whatever her choice.
Song, an evangelically oriented Chinese theologian, attempts to free his readers from the legacy of Karl Barth by mounting a theology of non-Christian religions.
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