Evangelical

Definition of Evangelical

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; preëminently 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 religious bodies not regarded as orthodox.
4.Having or characterized by a zealous, crusading enthusiasm for a cause.
5.Adhering to a form of Christianity characterized by a conservative interpretation of the bible, but disavowing the label 'bdfundamentalist`'b8.
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 religious sect founded in Scotland in 1843 by the Rev. James Morison; - called also Morisonians.
n.1.One of evangelical principles.

Related Words

Biblical, Christian, Gospel, Mosaic, New-Testament, Old-Testament, Sabbatarian, accepted, apocalyptic, apostolic, approved, authentic, authoritative, bigoted, canonical, conventional, correct, creedbound, customary, dogmatic, evangelic, evangelistic, faithful, firm, fundamentalist, gospel, hidebound, hyperorthodox, inspired, literal, literalist, literalistic, of the faith, orthodox, orthodoxical, precisianist, precisianistic, proper, prophetic, purist, puristic, puritanical, received, revealed, revelational, right, scriptural, sound, standard, staunch, straitlaced, strict, textual, textuary, theopneustic, traditional, traditionalistic, true, true-blue
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