What does Evangelical mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evangelicaladjective

    relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels

    "evangelical Christianity"; "an ultraconservative evangelical message"

  2. evangelicaladjective

    of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament

  3. evangelical, evangelisticadjective

    marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause


  1. Evangelicaladjective

    Having or characterized by a zealous, crusading enthusiasm for a cause.

  2. Evangelicaladjective

    Adhering to a form of Christianity characterized by a conservative interpretation of the bible, but disavowing the label 'bdfundamentalist`'b8.


  1. evangelicalnoun

    A member of an evangelical church

  2. evangelicalnoun

    An advocate of evangelicalism

  3. evangelicaladjective

    Pertaining to the gospel(s) of the Christian New Testament

  4. evangelicaladjective

    Pertaining to the doctrines or teachings of the Christian gospel or Christianity in general.

  5. evangelicaladjective

    Protestant; specifically, designating European churches which were originally Lutheran rather than Calvinist.

  6. evangelicaladjective

    Pertaining to a movement in Protestant Christianity that stresses personal conversion and the authority of the Bible (evangelicalism).

  7. evangelicaladjective

    Zealously enthusiastic.

  8. Evangelicaladjective

    Of, or relating to any of several Christian Churches that believe in the sole authority of the gospels

  9. Evangelicaladjective

    Of, or relating to Protestant (especially Lutheran) Churches in Germany

  10. Etymology: from evangelium, from εὐαγγέλιον

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Evangelicaladjective

    Etymology: evangelique, French; evangelicus, Latin.

    This distinction between moral goodness and evangelical perfection, ought to have been observed. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    God will indeed judge the world in righteousness; but ’tis by an evangelical, not a legal righteousness, and by the intervention of the man Christ Jesus, who is the Saviour as well as the judge of the world. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Those evangelical hymns they allow not to stand in our liturgy. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 35.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evangelicaladjective

    contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the evangelical history

  2. Evangelicaladjective

    belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in, the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as, evangelical religion

  3. Evangelicaladjective

    earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in interpreting Christian doctrine; preeminetly orthodox; -- technically applied to that party in the Church of England, and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, which holds the doctrine of "Justification by Faith alone"; the Low Church party. The term is also applied to other religion bodies not regarded as orthodox

  4. Evangelicalnoun

    one of evangelical principles

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Evangelical

    a term applied to all those forms of Christianity which regard the atonement of Christ, or His sacrifice on the Cross for sin, as the ground and central principle of the Christian faith.

Editors Contribution

  1. evangelical

    a believer in justification by faith alone, the necessity of the new birth, the supremacy of Scripture vs. tradition, and that all Christians are called to evangelize

    George Whitefield was a zealous evangelical. He was very evangelical, very Bible-centered.

    Submitted by Noah Hirsch on May 8, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evangelical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evangelical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Evangelical in a Sentence

  1. Russell Moore:

    I don't think a candidate is going to be able to get very far simply by using evangelical lingo or by pointing to his or her personal faith, i think a candidate is going to have to explain how he or she would protect religious liberty and would appoint justices and judges who will maintain the common good.

  2. Francis Collins:

    There is a tendency in many White evangelical churches to assume that science is atheistic, god gave us both a sense of God's love and care and compassion, but he also gave us the brain and the opportunity to understand God's creation, which is nature, which includes things like viruses. And I think God expected us to use those gifts to understand how to protect ourselves and others from disease. If we have the opportunity to heal through medicine, I think God expects us to do that and not count on some supernatural intervention to come and save us when he's already given us the chance to be saved by other means.

  3. Dan Cox:

    It's more important for evangelical voters that Trump is fighting for an idealized, white Christian, conservative America, tribal values now supersede personal morality as an animating force.

  4. Kirk Cameron:

    It did not turn out to be the final hour for evangelical Christians in America, but potentially our finest hour.

  5. Clark Coleman:

    The two most evangelical groups in the world are atheists and vegetarians, especially the least knowledgeable and least intelligent individuals within those groups.

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