Gospel Gos"pel, n. [OE. gospel, godspel, AS. godspell; god God + spell story, tale. See {God}, and {Spell}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation. [1913 Webster]

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. --Matt. iv. 23. [1913 Webster]

The steadfast belief of the promises of the gospel. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is probable that gospel is from. OE. godspel, God story, the narrative concerning God; but it was early confused with god spell, good story, good tidings, and was so used by the translators of the Authorized version of Scripture. This use has been retained in most cases in the Revised Version. [1913 Webster]

Thus the literal sense [of gospel] is the ``narrative of God,'' i. e., the life of Christ. --Skeat. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. [1913 Webster]

3. A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day. [1913 Webster]

4. Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

5. Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I shall only ask him to read [OE]dipus, instead of taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for gospel. --Saintsbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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