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[ih-van-juh-liz-uh m] /ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlɪz əm/

the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an .
missionary zeal, purpose, or activity.
(in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospel RC Church term evangelization, evangelisation
ardent or missionary zeal for a cause
the work, methods, or characteristic outlook of a revivalist or evangelist preacher
a less common word for evangelicalism See evangelicalism

1620s, from evangel + -ism, or else from Medieval Latin evangelismus “a spreading of the Gospel,” from Late Latin evangelium “good news, gospel,” from Greek euangelion (see evangelist). In reference to evangelical Protestantism, from 1812.


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