Origin of gospel
Related Words for gospelfaith, truth, dogma, credo, belief, truism, veracity, creed, authority, testament, actuality, certainty, verity, scripture
Examples from the Web for gospel
Contemporary Examples of gospel
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.Oops! Jesus’ Last Steps Are in the Wrong Place
January 6, 2015
The rest of the episode follows Carrie spreading the gospel of her indignance over the thoughtless goodbye.Confessions of a Rom-Com Writer: Liz Tuccillo Talks ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Take Care,’ and More
December 5, 2014
He figured on letting the gospel, specifically Matthew 1:28, guide his homily.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap
November 12, 2014
We think of Christianity as sexless, this [Gospel] says that sex is sacred.Is ‘The Lost Gospel’ Book a Fraud?
November 12, 2014
At The Disco, who tried their hand at a cover of the song on their recent “Gospel Tour.”Viral Video of the Day: Queen is Back!
September 16, 2014
Historical Examples of gospel
It was a gospel that had to be preached with tears and beseechings from one generation to another.The Conquest of Fear
What do we mean by Law and Gospel, and where are they found?
By loving the things of God, especially the Church and the Gospel.
The name which she chose for herself is Evangelical (true to the Gospel).
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
- the story of Christ's life and teachings as narrated in the Gospels
- the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ
- (as modifier)the gospel story
Word Origin for gospel
Old English godspel "gospel, glad tidings announced by Jesus; one of the four gospels," from god "good" (see good) + spel "story, message" (see spell (n.)); translation of Latin bona adnuntiatio, itself a translation of Greek euangelion "reward for bringing good news."
The first element of the Old English word had a long "o," but it shifted under mistaken association with God. The word passed early from English to continental Germanic languages in forms that clearly indicate the first element had shifted to "God," e.g. Old Saxon godspell, Old High German gotspell, Old Norse goðspiall. Used of anything as true as the Gospel from mid-13c. Gospel-gossip was Addison's word ("Spectator," 1711) for "one who is always talking of sermons, texts, etc."