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1. (in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospel
2. the work, methods, or characteristic outlook of a revivalist or evangelist preacher
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evangelismthe emphasis ofcertain Protestant sects on personal conversion and faith in atonement through the death of Christ as a means of salvation. The political and social influence of mass evangelism is usually conservative in nature.
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fire and brimstone, fraudulent revivalist. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
disciple closest to Jesus. [N.T.: John]
early Christian; the “beloved physician.” [N.T.: Luke]
Christian apostle. [N.T.: Mark]
one of the twelve disciples. [N.T.: Matthew]
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