from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The earliest announcement of the gospel: referring to Gen. iii. 15. Also called protogospel.
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This sacred rite was instituted in connection with the _protevangelium_ given to our first parents; it was diffused among the nations by tradition, and has been kept alive as a general, and, indeed, almost universal observance, by that deep sense of sin, and consciousness of guilt, and personal urgency of the need of a reconciliation, which are so clearly displayed in Grecian mythology.