evangelism 1620s, from EVANGEL (Cf. evangel) + -ISM (Cf. -ism), or else from M.L. evangelismus "a spreading of the Gospel," from L.L. evangelium "good news, gospel," from Gk. euangelion (see EVANGELIST (Cf. evangelist)). In reference to evangelical Protestantism, from 1812.

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  • evangelism — e*van gel*ism ([ e]*v[a^]n j[e^]l*[i^]z m), n. The preaching or promulgation of the gospel. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • evangelism — [ē van′jə liz΄əm, ivan′jə liz΄əm] n. [LGr(Ec) euangelismos] 1. a preaching of, or zealous effort to spread, the gospel, as in revival meetings or by televised services 2. any zealous effort in propagandizing for a cause evangelistic [ē… …   English World dictionary

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  • evangelism — [[t]ɪvæ̱nʤəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Evangelism is the teaching of Christianity, especially to people who are not Christians …   English dictionary

  • evangelism — evangelist ► NOUN 1) a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith. 2) the writer of one of the four Gospels. 3) a passionate advocate of something. DERIVATIVES evangelism noun evangelistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • evangelism — noun Date: circa 1626 1. the winning or revival of personal commitments to Christ 2. militant or crusading zeal • evangelistic adjective • evangelistically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evangelism — /i van jeuh liz euhm/, n. 1. the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist. 2. evangelicalism. 3. missionary zeal, purpose, or activity. [1620 30; EVANGEL2 + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • evangelism — noun Sharing news of something in order to convince someone to join or otherwise accept it. The process of evangelizing …   Wiktionary

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