- gospel music,
- gospel oath,
- gospel side,
- gospel truth,
Origin of gospel
Examples from the Web for gospel
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.
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|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We think of Christianity as sexless, this [Gospel] says that sex is sacred.
He figured on letting the gospel, specifically Matthew 1:28, guide his homily.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At The Disco, who tried their hand at a cover of the song on their recent “Gospel Tour.”
It's a shame to see a minister of the Gospel drowning his grief in liquor.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant|Alexander Johnstone Wilson
It is only the Gospel which unites them, in a right manner, “by a divine art.”Pascal|John Tulloch
The denial of the authenticity of John's Gospel is a source of far greater difficulties than its acknowledgment.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
Let us now endeavor to learn how the gospel produces this change.The Spirit and the Word|Zachary Taylor Sweeney
What is the natural produce of this great city if we leave its streets, and lanes, and alleys without the gospel?Talks To Farmers|Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- 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."