from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Christian gospel.
- n. An evangelist.
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- n. The Christian gospel
- n. An evangelist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gospel, or one of the Gospels.
- n. Good tidings.
- n. A messenger or bearer of good tidings; an evangelist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
It seems to me that certain evangel-nazi leaders want to spread their version of ‘christianity’ by controlling government executive functions, legislative actions and judicial interpretations.
This closely corresponds to the Christian term, which, as derived from the Greek, reads "evangel" and in its Saxon equivalent "gospel" or "good tidings."
We need to be evangelicals in the sense of making the "evangel" the centre and boundary of our theology.
In biblical times the word root "evangel" meant announcing a change of regime.
He was an evangel for photography, insisting that it be recognized as an art, and so he crowed that "The Metropolitan Museum has opened its sacred halls to Photography" when the museum accepted his gift of 22 photographs in 1928.
And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.
Because I am an evangelical Christian and the root of the word "evangelical" is found in the opening statement of Jesus in Luke 4, where Christ says he has come to bring "good news the 'evangel' to the poor."
They see him "an evangel of nonsense ... an agent of Moscow."
They see him "an evangel of nonsense...an agent of Moscow."
Had Huckabee not been there to take the evangel/social conservative vote, Mitt would have probably won Florida.