evan·​ge·​lism i-ˈvan-jə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce evangelism (audio)
: the winning or revival of personal commitments to Christ
: militant or crusading zeal
evangelistic adjective
evangelistically adverb

Examples of evangelism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report — which addresses the working conditions of working dogs — somehow escaped our noticed until we were scooped by our friends at USA Facts, a data evangelism and dissemination outfit founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 The influence of evangelism on the price of bitcoin limits the opportunity for good-faith debate about the prospects of the Bitcoin system, says Angel. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 12 Mar. 2024 Linked by religious evangelism, war, corruption, suicide, abandonment, and serial murder, the cast — which includes a host of young Hollywood heavy hitters — makes the most of the story's melodrama and dark subject matter. EW.com, 18 Jan. 2024 Still, some in the field see Holick's evangelism for vitamin D as conflicting with his role working on the Endocrine Society guidelines. Christie Aschwanden, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2023 The new evangelism model Sumrall helped shape has been adopted by the likes of Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell, Joel Osteen and countless others. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Aug. 2023 There's a group that prayed for our students, our evangelism, our missions, our discipleship, our worship. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 15 July 2023 Jeffrey Fowle Jeffrey Fowle, an American from Ohio, was arrested in May 2014 for leaving a Bible in a public place in North Korea, where Christian evangelism is considered a crime. Kelly Kasulis Cho, Washington Post, 19 July 2023 This inclusive approach has made Witt popular at a time when American evangelism is fending off a demographic threat. Marcela Valdes, New York Times, 28 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of evangelism was circa 1626

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“Evangelism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangelism. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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evan·​ge·​lism i-ˈvan-jə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce evangelism (audio)
: the winning or reawakening of personal commitments to Jesus
evangelistic adjective

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