Origin of evangelical
Examples from the Web for evangelical
Pastor Gaylard Williams earned a good reputation among his evangelical ilk.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While their songs are inspired by Jewish teachings, they are nowhere close to evangelical.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Driscoll is one of the best-known figures in the evangelical Christian movement in the United States.
These days, evangelical voters are a majority in GOP presidential primaries.
Actually, quite a bit—and some evidence of the ground shifting within the evangelical community.The Hateful Pastor All Too Happy to Be Left Behind When It Comes to Gays|Jay Michaelson|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He reassured his people by swearing to uphold the Evangelical Church.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
It is believed that the other evangelical denominations in Oregon have spoken with the same distinctness and the same confidence.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849|William Henry Gray
He was an evangelical transcendentalist, and for many years addressed large and cultured congregations in New York City.
He dared not lay hands on the persons of the evangelical doctors; his orders bore that he was to seize the books and their owners.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
Evangelical preachers had arisen in many of the other cantons, and were gaining adherents.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
British Dictionary definitions for evangelical
Word Origin and History for evangelical
1530s (adj. and noun), from evangelic (early 15c., from Old French evangelique, from Late Latin evangelicus; see evangelist) + -al (1). In reference to a tendency or school in Protestantism, from mid-18c. Related: Evangelicalism (1831).
Culture definitions for evangelical
A member of any of various Christian churches that believes in the sole authority of the literal Bible (see also Bible), a salvation (see also salvation) only through regeneration, or rebirth, and a spiritually transformed personal life.