Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 04:58

evangelist

See also: Evangelist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French evangeliste, from ecclesiastical Latin evangelista, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistḗs, bringer of good news), from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι (euangelízesthai, to evangelize), from εὐάγγελος (euángelos, bringing good news), from εὖ (, well) + ἀγγέλλειν (angéllein, to announce).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvændʒəlɪst/

NounEdit

evangelist (plural evangelists)

  1. (Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist, who conducts services in different cities or locations, now often televised.
  2. (biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually Evangelist.
  3. (primitive Church) A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
  4. (Mormon Church) A patriarch
  5. A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.
    • 1992, J. D. Douglas, Who's Who in Christian History, ISBN 0842310142, p. 94.
      Booth, William (1829-1912) English evangelist; founder and first general of the Salvation Army ... his subordinates being expected to give him unquestioning obedience.
    • 1994, Frank Lambert, "Pedlar in Divinity", ISBN 0691096163, p. 10.
      Yet in the spreading consumer market of the mid-1700s, his renditions competed with others offering a far different account of the evangelist and his message. The famous artist William Hogarth mocked Whitefield in two engravings presenting the revivalist as a religious fanatic who held sway over the superstitious lower orders.
    • 1996, Peter J. Conn, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography, ISBN 0521639891, p. 149.
      The film implies that the evangelist, as a type, is a fanatic, a sanctimonious prig, and ultimately a hypocrite.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


DutchEdit

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

evangelist m (plural evangelisten, diminutive evangelistje n)

  1. (Christianity) evangelist

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

evangelist c

  1. evangelist; a preacher of the gospel
  2. evangelist; a writer of a gospel

DeclensionEdit