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evangelical

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adjective evan·gel·i·cal \ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-kəl, ˌe-vən-\

Simple Definition of evangelical

  • : of or relating to a Christian sect or group that stresses the authority of the Bible, the importance of believing that Jesus Christ saved you personally from sin or hell, and the preaching of these beliefs to other people

  • : having or showing very strong and enthusiastic feelings

Full Definition of evangelical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels

  2. 2 :  protestant

  3. 3 :  emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual

  4. 4 a capitalized :  of or relating to the Evangelical Church in Germany b often capitalized :  of, adhering to, or marked by fundamentalism :  fundamentalist c often capitalized :  low church

  5. 5 :  marked by militant or crusading zeal :  evangelistic <the evangelical ardor of the movement's leaders — Amos Vogel>

Evan·gel·i·cal·ism play \-li-kə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
evan·gel·i·cal·ly play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of evangelical

  1. She is an evangelical Christian.

  2. He spoke about the project with evangelical zeal.



1531

First Known Use of evangelical

1531

Variants of evangelical

also evan·gel·ic play \-ik\

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with evangelical


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evangelical

noun evan·gel·i·cal

Definition of evangelical

  1. :  one holding evangelical principles or belonging to an evangelical party or church



1532

First Known Use of evangelical

1532

Other Christian Religious Terms



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