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Meaning of EVANGELICAL

Pronunciation:  `eevan'jelikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
  2. [adj]  of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
  3. [adj]  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"
 

EVANGELICAL is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: enthusiastic, evangelistic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E`van*gel"ic*al\, a.
    1. Contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the
       evangelical history.
    
    2. Belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in,
       the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as,
       evangelical religion.
    
    3. Earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in
       interpreting Christian doctrine; pre["e]minetly 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.
    
    {Evangelical Alliance}, an alliance for mutual strengthening
       and common work, comprising Christians of different
       denominations and countries, organized in Liverpool,
       England, in 1845.
    
    {Evangelical Church}.
       (a) The Protestant Church in Germany.
       (b) A church founded by a fusion of Lutherans and
           Calvinists in Germany in 1817.
    
    {Evangelical Union}, a religion sect founded in Scotland in
       1843 by the Rev. James Morison; -- called also
       {Morisonians}.
    
    
  2. \E`van*gel"ic*al\, n.
    One of evangelical principles.
    
    
 
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