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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evangelist  \E*van"gel*ist\,  n.  [F.  ['e]vang['e]liste,  L. 
  evangelista,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  A  bringer  of  the  glad  tidings  of  Church  and  his  doctrines. 
  Specially: 
  a  A  missionary  preacher  sent  forth  to  prepare  the  way  for  a 
  resident  pastor;  an  itinerant  missionary  preacher. 
  b  A  writer  of  one  of  the  four  Gospels  (With  the  definite 
  article);  as  the  four  evangelists,  Matthew,  Mark,  Luke, 
  and  John. 
  c  A  traveling  preacher  whose  efforts  are  chiefly  directed 
  to  arouse  to  immediate  repentance. 
 
  The  Apostles,  so  far  as  they  evangelized,  might 
  claim  the  tittle  though  there  were  many  evangelists 
  who  were  not  Apistles.  --Plumptre. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evangelist 
  n  :  a  preacher  of  the  Christian  gospel  [syn:  {revivalist},  {gospeler}, 
  {gospeller}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Evangelist 
  a  "publisher  of  glad  tidings;"  a  missionary  preacher  of  the 
  gospel  (Eph.  4:11).  This  title  is  applied  to  Philip  (Acts  21:8), 
  who  appears  to  have  gone  from  city  to  city  preaching  the  word 
  (8:4,  40).  Judging  from  the  case  of  Philip,  evangelists  had 
  neither  the  authority  of  an  apostle,  nor  the  gift  of  prophecy, 
  nor  the  responsibility  of  pastoral  supervision  over  a  portion  of 
  the  flock.  They  were  itinerant  preachers,  having  it  as  their 
  special  function  to  carry  the  gospel  to  places  where  it  was 
  previously  unknown.  The  writers  of  the  four  Gospels  are  known  as 
  the  Evangelists. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EVANGELIST,  n.  A  bearer  of  good  tidings,  particularly  (in  a  religious 
  sense)  such  as  assure  us  of  our  own  salvation  and  the  damnation  of 
  our  neighbors. 
 
 




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