evangelical

[ UK /ˌiːvɐnd‍ʒˈɛlɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌivænˈdʒɛɫɪkəɫ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
  2. marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
  3. relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels
    an ultraconservative evangelical message
    evangelical Christianity
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How To Use evangelical In A Sentence

  • He establishes that Evangelical theology ‘lacks a unitary hermeneutic’ of Catholicism.
  • He took up the cause with evangelical fervor.
  • We shall see, however, that while evangelicals were readier to defend racial segregation than nonevangelicals, in part because of where they lived, their distinctiveness on this dimension declined as evangelicalism grew. American Grace
  • These men co-operated in the camps and conferences of the Evangelical Movement of Wales.
  • It is the fastest growing section of the Anglican Church, with more than one third of Anglican churchgoers claiming to be Evangelicals.
  • Two centuries earlier an ‘evangelical’ was the equivalent of ‘a gospeller’.
  • In his encyclical on ecumenism, Pope Paul II speaks of the need to overcome our exclusiveness, our reluctance to forgive, our pride, our presumptuous disdain, and our unevangelical proclivity to condemn the other side.
  • 'Christian youth,' but he stumbles upon the term 'new ideas,' and, falling precipitately into a fury, neither evangelical nor angelical, calls Napoleon a sicario (cut-throat), and Vittorio Emanuele an assassino. The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Two centuries earlier an ‘evangelical’ was the equivalent of ‘a gospeller’.
  • Both allowed the very young a certain exemption from the adult rules of religious belief and behavior; spiritually speaking, for rationalist Unitarians and evangelicals, children were a different order of moral being than adults.
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