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The term evangelical has several distinct meanings: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ...

  • "Evangelical", in its original sense, means "belonging or related to the Gospel'" (Greek: euangelion).
  • In mainland Europe, especially in the German and Scandanavian countries, 'Evangelisch' ('Evangelical') is a general designation for churches adhering to beliefs of the Reformation (otherwise known as Protestantism) e.g. Evangelical Lutheran Church, Evangelical Reformed Church, or Evangelical Methodist Church, in contrast to Catholic or Eastern Orthodox churches. In this sense, it comprises everything from a liberal state church to a conservative free church in the Baptist or Pietist tradition.
    • However, in German there are now two words used which are commonly translated 'evangelical': 'evangelisch' meaning Protestant, and more narrowly the Lutheran and Reformed churches, and 'evangelikal', pertaining to evangelicalism. In Austria, the United Lutheran and Reformed Church (Evangelische Kirche in Oesterreich) claims a monopoly on the former term and has in the past sued independent churches using the designation "evangelisch".
  • In Canada, the UK and the United States, it most often refers to adherents of evangelicalism. However, with certain US churches that descend from mainland Europe, such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (or with some congregations of the United Church of Christ that maintain 'evangelical' in their name), the word maintains that European meaning specified above (i.e. 'evangelical' essentially equaling 'Protestant').
  • The word evangelical is sometimes mistaken for a synonym of 'Pentecostal'. However, this is a far too narrow use of the term, as the great majority of Evangelicals cleave to the supremacy of the Bible without adopting certain Pentecostal practices (such as glossolalia).
  • The word evangelical is also sometimes confused with evangelist, or evangelistic, especially when evangelism is practised assertively or aggressively.

The Protestant Reformation was a movement in the 16th century to reform the Catholic Church in Western Europe. ... Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... Pietism was a movement within Lutheranism, lasting from the late-17th century to the mid-18th century. ... Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ... Mr wadawits smells Luthers seal Lutheranism is a Christian tradition based upon the main theological insights of Martin Luther. ... The Reformed churches are a group of Christian Protestant denominations historically related by a similar Zwinglian or Calvinist system of doctrine but organisationally independent. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to a tendency in diverse branches of conservative Christianity, typified by an emphasis on evangelism, a personal experience of conversion, biblically-oriented faith, and a belief in the relevance of Christian faith to cultural issues. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to a tendency in diverse branches of conservative Christianity, typified by an emphasis on evangelism, a personal experience of conversion, biblically-oriented faith, and a belief in the relevance of Christian faith to cultural issues. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... The Gutenberg Bible owned by the United States Library of Congress The Bible (Hebrew: תנ״ך tanakh, Greek: η Βίβλος hē biblos) (sometimes The Holy Bible, The Book, Work of God, The Word, The Good Book or Scripture), from Greek (τα) βίβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, is the name used by Jews and Christians for their... Glossolalia (from the Greek, γλώσσα (glossa), tongue and λαλώ (lalô), to speak) comprises the utterance of what appears (to the casual listener) either as an unknown foreign language (xenoglossia), meaningless syllables, or utterance of an unknown mystical language; the utterances sometimes occur as part of religious worship (religious glossolalia). ... Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel. ... The Four Evangelists, by Jakob Jordaens Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel or, by extension, any other form of preaching or proselytizing. ...

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