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e·van·gel·i·cal / ˌivanˈjelikəl/ • adj. of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion. ∎  of or denoting a tradition within Protestant Christianity emphasizing the authority of the Bible, personal conversion, and the doctrine of salvation by faith in the Atonement. ∎  zealous in advocating something. • n. a member of the evangelical tradition in the Christian Church. DERIVATIVES: e·van·gel·ic adj. e·van·gel·i·cal·ism n. e·van·gel·i·cal·ly adv.

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evangelical This term is derived from the Greek word euaggelion meaning ‘ Gospel’ or good news (of the salvation of human beings from sin). In sociological terms, it refers to those movements in Protestantism which are concerned with religious revival through an emphasis on the Bible, preaching, personal conversion, and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. See also RELIGIOUS REVIVAL.

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evangelical of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion; in particular, of or denoting a tradition within Protestant Christianity emphasizing the authority of the Bible, personal conversion, and the doctrine of salvation by faith in the Atonement.

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