I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gōdspel (translation of Late Latin evangelium), from gōd good + spell tale — more at spell Date: before 12th century 1. a. often capitalized the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation b. capitalized one of the first four New Testament books telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; also a similar apocryphal book c. an interpretation of the Christian message <
the social gospel
2. capitalized a lection from one of the New Testament Gospels 3. the message or teachings of a religious teacher 4. something accepted or promoted as infallible truth or as a guiding principle or doctrine <
took her words as gospel
spreading the gospel of conservation — R. M. Hodesh
5. gospel music • gospelly adjective II. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. having a basis in or being in accordance with the gospel ; evangelical <
ordained to the gospel ministry — Christian Century
b. marked by special or fervid emphasis on the gospel <
a gospel meeting
2. of, relating to, or being religious songs of American origin associated with evangelism and popular devotion and marked by simple melody and harmony and elements of folk songs and blues

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

, , , , / (as given in the New Testament by one evangelist or collectively by all) / , ,

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