evangelism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evangelism zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n evangelism The preaching or promulgation of the gospel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evangelism The promulgation of the gospel; evangelical preaching; specifically, earnest effort for the spread of the gospel, as by itinerant evangelists.
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Quotations

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.”
  • John R. Mott
    John R. Mott
    “The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.”
  • V. Raymond Edman
    V. Raymond Edman
    “Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.”
  • Guy Kawasaki
    Guy Kawasaki
    “Evangelism is selling a dream.”
  • G. Campbell Morgan
    G. Campbell Morgan
    “To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction.”
  • Robert Munger
    Robert Munger
    “Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ.”

Usage

In literature:

His discourses abound with Evangelical truth, set off usually in fine delineations of Scriptural scenes and characters.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
They had drawn up a confession of faith and covenant, which were evangelical and Congregational.
"The American Missionary, Volume XLII. No. 7. July 1888" by Various
If the evangelical creed he inculcated was rude, crude, and unideal, it was serious, sincere, and stimulating.
"The Authoritative Life of General William Booth" by George Scott Railton
She's fifty if she's a day, and evangelical a tout casser!
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
Riots were part of the evangelical programme.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
Who can doubt but it is appointed for the evangelization of other lands?
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
One man can be evangelized for a lifetime.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
The king was delighted with this evangelical method of extending reformed religion in Ireland.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
The tide of Bible evangelism will come up again.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
The Non-conformists and Evangelicals would be frightened by the very name.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

Thou art dwelling with the angels
In the spirit land!
Chanting low and sweet evangels,
'Mid a seraph band.
"N. P. Rogers" by Effie Afton
And nought could bring too lovely or too sweet,
To lavish on the bright Evangel's head;
No flowers too radiant for her tender feet;
No joys too blissful o'er her life to shed.
"A Conceit" by Walter Richard Cassels
"Then stay, mine own evangel, stay!
Or, going, take me too;
But let me sojourn by your side,
If here we dwell or there abide,
It matters not!" I madly cried —
"I only care for you."
"Aileen" by Henry Kendall
O! golden Hereafter, thine every bright rafter
Will shake in the thunder of sanctified song;
And every swift angel proclaim an evangel,
To summon God’s saints to the glorified throng.
"Chorus Of Fire" by Robert Wadsworth Lowry
We rejoice in the light, And we echo the song
That comes down through the night From the heavenly throng.
Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring,
And we greet in His cradle our Savior and King!
"A Christmas Carol" by Josiah Gilbert Holland
Is there a gospel in the red
Old witness of thy wide-mouthed wounds?
From thy blind stricken tongueless head
What desolate evangel sounds
A hopeless note of hope deferred?
What word, if there be any word?
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

National Penn donates mural to New Hanover Evangelical Church .
Paul's Evangelical Church dedicates new organ.
Paul's Evangelical Church invites you to a free showing of "Courageous".
Paul's Evangelical Church invites you to a free showing of "Courageous" on August 25, 2012.
Violinist celebrates 25 years of musical evangelism .
Then Combs and evangelist Dennis Pethers trained students in evangelism after the semester began.
After having officially celebrated earlier this year, Evangelism Explosion International is continuing the observation of its historic 50th anniversary by focusing on its future.
Creationists in South Florida will mate their beliefs with other conservative Christian concerns -- including education, evangelism and politics — at their annual banquet Oct 26 at Calvary Chapel of.
Steven Guggenheimer has been appointed the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) division.
John Sorensen, President and CEO of Evangelism Explosion International, has issued an urgent prayer request for a pastor in Kazakhstan who was recently jailed.
Avon's 'Lipstick Evangelism ' Shows Promise in Poverty Fight.
Sketch Board Evangelism at Lexington Market.
How Tim Tebow's Evangelism Will Play in New York.
Readers comment on evangelism and Mormons, Tim Tebow and the Trib's 'smear campaign'.
There are so many things wrong with Bloomberg News writer Noah Feldman's column "Catholic Santorum's rise is evangelical progress," which ran Tuesday in the Trib.
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In science:

As nicely stated by Michael Peskin in the U.S. meeting, we have a task of ”evangelism”, that is we have to convince our colleagues involved in present collider experiments to join the LC world.
After Sitges
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