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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).


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvændʒəlɪst/


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.

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evangelist m ‎(plural evangelisten, diminutive evangelistje n)

  1. (Christianity) evangelist



evangelist c

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