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


the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist.
missionary zeal, purpose, or activity.

Origin of evangelism

First recorded in 1620–30; evangel2 + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for evangelism

/ (ɪˈvændʒɪˌlɪzəm) /


(in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospelRC 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 evangelicalismSee evangelicalism
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