• WordNet 3.6
    • adj evangelistic marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
    • adj evangelistic relating to or promoting the preaching and dissemination of the Christian gospel "evangelistic fervor","the evangelistic concerns of the early church"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Evangelistic Pertaining to the four evangelists; designed or fitted to evangelize; evangelical; as, evangelistic efforts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evangelistic Evangelical; designed or tending to evangelize; pertaining to an evangelist or his labors: as, evangelistic methods; evangelistic efforts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Evangelistic tending or intended to evangelise
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  • G. Campbell Morgan
    G. Campbell Morgan
    “To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evangelicus—Gr. euangelikos—eu, well, angellein, to bring news.


In literature:

One of the Evangelists, St. Luke, was a physician.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
They exulted to think the next preacher to come among them as an evangelist should be a Baptist.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
He lives in Lisbon, in the Ghetto off the Street of the Four Evangelists.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
At all events, we hold that the Four Evangelists stand on their own merits.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864" by Various
The French Revolution found its Evangelist in Rousseau.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
A band of evangelists, with drums and tambourines, occupied the central corner.
"The Spirit of Sweetwater" by Hamlin Garland
St. Mark, Evangelist and Martyr.
"Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife" by Charles Kingsley
They exulted to think the next preacher to come among them as an evangelist should be a Baptist.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
And an evangelist in the west was declaring that Merlin was really Satan in mechanical shape.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Gradually a variety of missionary and evangelistic agencies grew up about the conferences.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
Since 1888 Dr. and Mrs. Boole have devoted their time wholly to temperance and evangelistic work.
"Two Decades" by Frances W. Graham and Georgeanna M. Gardenier
At each corner of the pulpit stand figures of the four evangelists.
"The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral" by George S. Phillips
The evangelist has his field-glass to his eye in search of the unregenerated aborigines.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Four surrender the entire task to a professional evangelist.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The ritualistic is vitalized by the evangelistic.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
The pastor of the church, now an evangelist, was busy in an adjoining room, separated only by a curtain.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
We would now call him a traveling evangelist.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Closes his Evangelistic Labors.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
He reminded her of an evangelist she had known back in Indiana.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
This man, later on, became Mr. Goforth's most valued evangelist.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth

In poetry:

The Twelve Apostles by him:
Matthew and Mark and John,
Luke, the Evangelists nigh him,
So he fight not alone.
"A Woman Commends Her Little Son" by Katharine Tynan
Then with holy water sprinkled
All the ship; the mass-bells tinkled.
Loud the monks around him chanted,
Loud he read the Evangelist.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And the Evangelist Luke?
The light of the body is in the eye.
But where many bodies are
thither will many eagles be gathered
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
Oh that mind-soaring eagle of an Evangelist
Staring creation out of countenance
And telling it off
As an eagle staring down on the Sun!
"St. John" by D H Lawrence
At Momus wish bee not amazd;
For if each Christian heart were glazde
With such a window, then each breast
Might bee his owne Evangelist.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
You there, young lad, do me a favour: climb
up on the fountain and read out to me
the words the four Evangelists are writing
on their stone pages.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

'Scandalous' evangelist gets star turn on Broadway.
NKY evangelist 's trial exposes lavish lifestyle.
Court rejects appeal of convicted evangelist .
Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment.
Evangelist convicted of sex trafficking.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. A self-proclaimed evangelist from Ormond Beach is facing time in federal prison.
Evangelist Sues SD School Over Free Speech.
Evangelist files speech lawsuit against SDSM&T.
(AP) — A Rapid City evangelist is suing the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, alleging that the school charged him $50 to speak on campus and limited him to an area inside a campus building.
In the last weeks of the campaign, Franklin Graham, head of his father's evangelistic association, bought full-page ads in newspapers in most of the country's battleground states, including North Carolina.
The evangelistic association also removed from its website a list of religions it considered cults.
Rapid City evangelist sues SDSM&T, says he was limited in where he could preach on campus.
It was a first for North Texas' most obnoxious street evangelist.
A lifelong resident of Lambertville, Helen was a member of St John the Evangelist Church.
Evangelist Billy Graham is out of a North Carolina hospital following a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis.

In science:

Was this reading the goal of Barrow in orient?” And even then, is it the same? It has been altered, the last occasion in this century, when someone painted four evangelists over the Method.
Dream of a Christmas lecture