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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evangelical  \E`van*gel"ic*al\,  n. 
  One  of  evangelical  principles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  pre["e]minetly  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 
  religion  bodies  not  regarded  as  orthodox. 
 
  {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  religion  sect  founded  in  Scotland  in 
  1843  by  the  Rev.  James  Morison;  --  called  also 
  {Morisonians}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evangelical 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  being  a  Christian  church  believing  in 
  personal  conversion  and  the  inerrancy  of  the  Bible 
  especially  the  4  Gospels;  "evangelical  Christianity"; 
  "an  ultraconservative  evangelical  message" 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  or  in  keeping  with  the  Christian  gospel 
  especially  as  in  the  first  4  books  of  the  New  Testament 
  3:  marked  by  ardent  or  zealous  enthusiasm  for  a  cause  [syn:  {evangelistic}] 




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