Evangelical Church

Evangelical Church
Evangelical E`van*gel"ic*al, a. 1. Contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the evangelical history. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in, the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as, evangelical religion. [1913 Webster]

3. Earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in interpreting Christian doctrine; pre["e]minently orthodox; -- technically applied to that party in the Church of England, and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, which holds the doctrine of ``Justification by Faith alone;'' the Low Church party. The term is also applied to other religious bodies not regarded as orthodox. [1913 Webster]

4. Having or characterized by a zealous, crusading enthusiasm for a cause. [PJC]

5. Adhering to a form of Christianity characterized by a conservative interpretation of the bible, but disavowing the label 'bdfundamentalist`'b8. [PJC]

{Evangelical Alliance}, an alliance for mutual strengthening and common work, comprising Christians of different denominations and countries, organized in Liverpool, England, in 1845.

{Evangelical Church}. (a) The Protestant Church in Germany. (b) A church founded by a fusion of Lutherans and Calvinists in Germany in 1817.

{Evangelical Union}, a religious sect founded in Scotland in 1843 by the Rev. James Morison; -- called also {Morisonians}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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