evangelist
evangelist e*van"gel*ist ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l*[i^]st), n. [F. ['e]vang['e]liste, L. evangelista, fr. Gr. e'yaggelisth`s.] A bringer of the glad tidings of Church and his doctrines. Specifically: (a) A missionary preacher sent forth to prepare the way for a resident pastor; an itinerant missionary preacher. (b) A writer of one of the four Gospels (With the definite article); as, the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (c) A traveling preacher whose efforts are chiefly directed to arouse to immediate repentance. [1913 Webster]

The Apostles, so far as they evangelized, might claim the title though there were many evangelists who were not Apostles. --Plumptre. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Evangelist — („Verkünder des Evangeliums“) steht für: Evangelist (Neues Testament), einen der vier Verfasser der neutestamentlichen Evangelien: Matthäus, Markus, Lukas und Johannes Evangelist (Prediger), den im Rahmen einer Evangelisation aktiven Prediger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Evangelist — • In the New Testament this word, in its substantive form, occurs only three times: Acts, xxi, 8; Eph., iv, 11; II Tim., iv, 5. It seems to indicate not so much an order in the early ecclesiastical hierarchy as a function Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Evangelist — can refer to:*one of the Four Evangelists, the authors of the canonical Christian Gospels in the New Testament; *a leader (creative person) *a Christian who explains his or her beliefs to a non Christian and thereby participates in Evangelism;… …   Wikipedia

  • evangelist — [n] preacher circuit rider, minister, missionary, pastor, religious teacher, revivalist, televangelist, television evangelist, television preacher, TV evangelist; concept 361 …   New thesaurus

  • evangelist — late 12c., Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, from O.Fr. evangelist and directly from L.L. evangelista, from Gk. euangelistes preacher of the gospel, lit. bringer of good news, from euangelizesthai bring good news, from eu good (see EU (Cf. eu )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • evangelist — [ē van′jəlist, i van′jəlist] n. [ME & OFr evangeliste < LL(Ec) evangelista < Gr euangelistēs, bringer of good news (in N.T., evangelist): see EVANGEL] 1. [E ] any of the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Evangelist — (Evangelista), »der Überbringer einer frohen Botschaft«, besonders ein Verkündiger der Ankunft Jesu als des Messias; im Neuen Testament ein mit lehrhaftem Auftrag versehener Apostelgehilfe, wie Philippus und Timotheus (Apostelgesch. 21,8; Eph.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Evangelíst — Evangelíst, in der ältern Kirche Bezeichnung der umherreisenden Apostelgehilfen; später nur von den Verfassern der 4 Evangelien gebraucht, denen man Embleme (Evangelistenzeichen) beilegte: Matthäus den Engel, Markus den Löwen, Lukas den Stier,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Evangelist — Evangelist, war in der ersten Zeit der christlichen Kirche der Titel der Verkündiger des Evangeliums, mithin der Lehrer der christlichen Gemeinden, welche von einem Orte zum andern reisten, und so den Unterricht der Apostel fortsetzten. Da sie… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Evangelist — betegner en forfatter til et evangelium. I Det Nye Testamente findes der fire evangelister Matthæus, Markus, Lukas og Johannes. I kirkekunsten symboliseres disse (efter en tolkning hos kirkefaderen Irenæus af fire væsner hos profeten Ezekiel… …   Danske encyklopædi

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