Evangelist


Evangelist

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;
*Evangelist (Latter Day Saints), an office in the ministry of certain denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement;
**Presiding Patriarch, a leadership office in certain Latter Day Saint denominations that may also be referred to as the Presiding Evangelist;
**Quorum of Seventy Evangelists, a leadership body in The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite);
* a person who enthusiastically promotes or supports something (e.g.: technology evangelist)

See also:
*"The Evangelists", a 1992 play by Romanian author Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
*The Evangelists (band), an Irish rock band
*"The Three Evangelists", a 1995 award-winning novel by French author Fred Vargas
*Evangelicalism, Christian theological view emphasizing personal conversion and the authority of the bible


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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 — [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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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