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evangelical

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adjective evan·gel·i·cal \ ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-kəl , ˌe-vən- \
variants: or less commonly evangelic play \ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-lik, ˌe-vən-\

Definition of evangelical

1 :of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels
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 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 :marked by militant or crusading zeal :evangelistic
  • the evangelical ardor of the movement's leaders
  • —Amos Vogel

Evangelicalism

play \ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-kə-ˌli-zəm, ˌe-vən-\ noun

evangelically

play \ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-k(ə-)lē, ˌe-vən-\ adverb

Examples of evangelical in a Sentence

  1. She is an evangelical Christian.

  2. He spoke about the project with evangelical zeal.

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First Known Use of evangelical

1531

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evangelical

noun, often capitalized

Definition of evangelical

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

Recent Examples of evangelical from the Web

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First Known Use of evangelical

1532

Other Christian Religious Terms


EVANGELICAL Defined for English Language Learners

evangelical

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adjective

Definition of evangelical for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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