evangelicalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evangelicalism stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Evangelicalism Adherence to evangelical doctrines; evangelism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evangelicalism Adherence to and insistence upon evangelical doctrines, especially in the Church of England: sometimes employed as a term of opprobrium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Evangelicalism evangelical principles
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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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Our new converts in the plains of Shantung try to evangelize their stalwart neighbours.
"Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society" by Various
Even the Evangelical leaders patronised it.
"Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae
On the contrary, it was pervaded throughout by an evangelical principle.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
In 1848, on the organization of the first Evangelical Church, nineteen members were received, of whom four were women.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
He turned his attention more to the evangelical work of the church.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
Independent Evangelical Church of Neuchatel.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
The Bishop turned out to be much more liberal and evangelical in his views than the clergyman under visitation.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
The evangelical poverty of the Franciscan monks was an object of loathing to him.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
For such truly is every evangelical minister of Christ.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
If pain, and poverty come, they are His evangels, and should I dare to repine?
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
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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
Not upon thee or thine the solemn angel
Hath evil wrought
Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel,--
The good die not!
"To My Friend OnThe Death Of His Sister" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Raphael breathed and bade me pass
His rapt evangel to mankind;
I cannot even match, alas!
The ululation of the wind.
"Dumb" by Aleister Crowley
And who are we (as Henson says)
That we should close the door?
And should not Evangelicals
All jump at shedding Gore?
"The Higher Unity" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
How at Nazareth the Archangel
Hailed the dear predestined maiden
Read from out the Great Evangel
We, the sin and sorrow-laden.
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
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

In news:

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders and conservative activists have a simple message for establishment Republicans about Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid: We told you so.
Concert at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church raised funds for mission trip.
Bible Instruction Class graduation held at Summit Evangelical Free Church .
Jaime Lynn Flohrs and Matthew Ryan Fretty were married March 14, 2009, at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Fairmont.
Evangelical Christians Shed Their Reluctance to Mix Religion and Politics on Election Day.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is offering evangelical Christians a chunk of the Holy Land.
The satirical Onion newspaper skewered evangelical groups working to "convert" gays, by filming a fake news story about Marrieta, Ga.'s Fifth Annual Walk to Cure Gayness .
To Josh Friberg, environmentalism and evangelical Christianity aren't mutually exclusive.
That's why every Thursday night, you'll find him and 15 other students at George Fox Evangelical Seminary studying Christian Earthkeeping.
Gathering of Evangelical Roma in UK Reveals Gipsy Prejudice.
Evangelical churches take a break from Sunday services to practice what they preach.
Bridging Social Differences in the Evangelical Ozarks.
Unbeknownst as I may have been, Chaz Dean and his products are used by thousands of women several times a day — mostly because of his hair-care evangelizing on the QVC network.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, Sept 15, at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Andrew Naumann officiating.
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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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