evangelist

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(ĭ-văn'jə-lĭst) pronunciation
n.
  1. often Evangelist Any one of the authors of the four New Testament gospel books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.
  2. One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary.

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noun

    A person doing religious or charitable work in a foreign country: apostle, missionary, missioner. See religion.

evangelist (ĭvăn'jəlĭst) [Gr.,=Gospel], title given to saints Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four evangelists are often symbolized respectively by a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle, on the basis of Rev. 4.6-10. In modern times the term is applied to Protestant preachers who go about preaching personal conversion. The greatest effort of evangelism was undoubtedly the Great Awakening. Methodism is essentially evangelical in its origins; John Wesley and George Whitefield were the great Methodist evangelists. George Fox, founder of the Quakers (see Friends, Religious Society of), was also an evangelist. Dwight Moody was a prominent 19th-century American evangelist. Billy Graham is a notable modern example. See also camp meeting; revival, religious.


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A cynical view of the world by Ambrose Bierce


n.

A bearer of good tidings, particularly (in a religious sense) such as assure us of our own salvation and the damnation of our neighbors.


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Dansk (Danish)
n. - evangelist, missionær, vækkelsesprædikant

Nederlands (Dutch)
evangelist

Français (French)
n. - évangélisateur, évangéliste, évangéliste (Bible)

Deutsch (German)
n. - Evangelist, Prediger, Wanderprediger

Ελληνική (Greek)
n. - (θρησκ.) συγγραφέας ενός από τα 4 Ευαγγέλια, ευαγγελιστής, ευαγγελικός, ευαγγελιστής (κατά το δόγμα)

Italiano (Italian)
evangelista

Português (Portuguese)
n. - evangelista (m) (f) (Rel.), evangelizador (m) (Rel.)

Русский (Russian)
евангелист, миссионер

Español (Spanish)
n. - evangelista

Svenska (Swedish)
n. - evangelist, förkunnare, missionär

中文(简体)(Chinese (Simplified))
福音传播者, 福音书的作者

中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 福音傳播者, 福音書的作者

한국어 (Korean)
n. - 복음서 저자, 복음 전도사

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 福音書記者, 福音伝道者, 伝道者

العربيه (Arabic)
‏(الاسم) مبشر‏

עברית (Hebrew)
n. - ‮מטיף (נוצרי), מיסיונר, אוונגליסט, כל אחד ממחברי ארבעת ספרי הבשורה בברית החדשה‬


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Roberts, Oral (American evangelist)
Smith, Hannah Whitall (American evangelist)
Alphaeus (character – in the Bible)