American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Evangelical beliefs or doctrines.
- n. Adherence to a church or party professing evangelical beliefs or doctrines.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Adherence to and insistence upon evangelical doctrines, especially in the Church of England: sometimes employed as a term of opprobrium.
- n. Christianity (historical) Lutheranism.
- n. Christianity Protestant movement basing its theology almost entirely on Scripture, which is held to be inerrant.
- n. Christian fundamentalism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Adherence to evangelical doctrines; evangelism.
- n. stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation
- From Greek evangel(ion), ‘gospel’ + adjectival ending + ism. (Wiktionary)
“My view of evangelicalism is not authoritative or infallible.”
“Corporate evangelicalism is an abomination and a disgrace.”
“Corporate-owned evangelicalism is the major threat to our survival as a free people.”
“Fundamentalist evangelicalism is behind this movement, as it is in so many other regressive fascistic movements.”
“There are two other dominionist sects within evangelicalism that have escaped in-depth scrutiny from the Left.”
“Having opted to grow on secular terms, American evangelicalism is becoming less hostile to liberal ideas such as tolerance and pluralism.”
“Again, it’s the sick and twisted Calvinist virus running rampant in evangelicalism today.”
““Because there’s no central hierarchy in evangelicalism, the NAE has provided a convenient reference point for those outside of the community for a pulse on what evangelicals are thinking,” said Lindsay, author of Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite.”
“Barton is a powerful symbol of an invigorated anti-intellectualism that has long flourished within American evangelicalism and has now taken over the Republican party.”
“Journalist Adam Davidson argues that the differences between A Thief in the Night and Left Behind reveal a disturbing trend in American evangelicalism.”
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