I. adjective also evangelic Date: 1531 1. of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels 2. protestant 3. emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual 4. a. capitalized of or relating to the Evangelical Church in Germany b. often capitalized of, adhering to, or marked by fundamentalism ; fundamentalist c. often capitalized Low Church 5. marked by militant or crusading zeal ; evangelistic <
the evangelical ardor of the movement's leaders — Amos Vogel
Evangelicalism nounevangelically adverb II. noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1532 one holding evangelical principles or belonging to an evangelical party or church

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