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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.
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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
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(ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlɪz əm)

1. the preaching or promulgation of the Christian gospel; the work of an evangelist.
2. missionary zeal, purpose, or activity.
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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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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
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noun preaching, spreading the word, spreading the gospel, telling the gospel message Evangelism can be seen as potentially threatening for other faith communities.
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[ɪˈvændʒəˌlɪzəm] Nevangelismo m
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[ɪˈvændʒəlɪzəm] névangélisation f
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[ɪˈvændʒəˌlɪzm] nevangelizzazione f
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This issue of International Review of Mission deals with the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), "Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship," held on 8-13 March 2018 in Arusha.
The parish priest, who said that the free medical outreach was part of evangelism of the church, explained that the facility would be available to residents of the area irrespective of their religious beliefs and affiliation.
Kibera Black Stars coach Godfrey Solo Oduor said theyve their eyes fixed on sealing a promotion slot.Black Stars, ranked fourth on the table with 31 points, play relegation-threatened Golden Field Evangelism at Sudi Stadium with three points at stake.
Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did
Lewis Institute in Washington, DC.) has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades.
Ed Stetzer to The Billy Graham Distinguished Endowed Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism, a newly created chair at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, effective July 1, 2016.
Mission leaders say the aim is to establish new expressions of church and engage with local communities using evangelism.
Out in the parking lot I said, "Buddy, you've got to get a new line--that one is embarrassing to Jesus." "Hey," he shot back, "I'm just engaging in a little evangelism."
Wahrisch-Oblau, who now heads the evangelism department of the United Evangelical Mission, presents an edited version of her doctoral dissertation Migrants With a Mission (Heidelberg U., 2007).
Then there is Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, run by a borderline obese US televangelist who touts for donations at rallies where he says the ill can be healed and the poor made rich by Jesus.
This programme accomplishes these goals through various ecumenical instruments such as the Faith and Order Commission, the Commission of World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) and the Ecumenical Disabilities Advocates Network (EDAN).
In it, John Bowen, director of the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, explores how people are helped to take steps from first attending church to becoming active disciples of Jesus.

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