evangelism
noun Date: circa 1626 1. the winning or revival of personal commitments to Christ 2. militant or crusading zeal • evangelistic adjectiveevangelistically adverb

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  • evangelism — e*van gel*ism ([ e]*v[a^]n j[e^]l*[i^]z m), n. The preaching or promulgation of the gospel. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evangelism — 1620s, from EVANGEL (Cf. evangel) + ISM (Cf. ism), or else from M.L. evangelismus a spreading of the Gospel, from L.L. evangelium good news, gospel, from Gk. euangelion (see EVANGELIST (Cf. evangelist)). In reference to evangelical Protestantism …   Etymology dictionary

  • evangelism — [n] preaching ministration, sermonizing, spreading the word, teaching; concept 361 …   New thesaurus

  • evangelism — [ē van′jə liz΄əm, ivan′jə liz΄əm] n. [LGr(Ec) euangelismos] 1. a preaching of, or zealous effort to spread, the gospel, as in revival meetings or by televised services 2. any zealous effort in propagandizing for a cause evangelistic [ē… …   English World dictionary

  • Evangelism — Not to be confused with Evangelicalism. Part of a series on Christianity …   Wikipedia

  • evangelism —    In the nineteenth century, evangelicals and Methodists were one and the same group, derived from the low church Protestantism of John Wesley. Evangelism is a branch of the Church of England which emphasizes that each person’s salvation depends …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • evangelism — [[t]ɪvæ̱nʤəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Evangelism is the teaching of Christianity, especially to people who are not Christians …   English dictionary

  • evangelism — evangelist ► NOUN 1) a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith. 2) the writer of one of the four Gospels. 3) a passionate advocate of something. DERIVATIVES evangelism noun evangelistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • evangelism — /i van jeuh liz euhm/, n. 1. the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist. 2. evangelicalism. 3. missionary zeal, purpose, or activity. [1620 30; EVANGEL2 + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • evangelism — noun Sharing news of something in order to convince someone to join or otherwise accept it. The process of evangelizing …   Wiktionary

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