a now popularized form of impassioned rhythmic spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of rural blacks in the American South, central to the development of rhythm and blues and of soul music.
Intense, joyful music that is associated with evangelists (see evangelical) in the South, especially among African-Americans. Gospel had a strong influence on many rock ‘n’ roll singers. Well-known gospel artists include Mahalia Jackson and the Dixie Hummingbirds.
- Gospel oath
noun 1. an oath sworn on the Gospels
- Gospel of john
The genuineness of this Gospel, i.e., the fact that the apostle John was its author, is beyond all reasonable doubt. In recent times, from about 1820, many attempts have been made to impugn its genuineness, but without success. The design of John in writing this Gospel is stated by himself (John 20:31). It was at […]
noun A preacher; minister
[gos-puh l] /ˈgɒs pəl/ noun 1. the teachings of Jesus and the apostles; the Christian revelation. 2. the story of Christ’s life and teachings, especially as contained in the first four books of the New Testament, namely Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 3. (usually initial capital letter) any of these four books. 4. something regarded […]