Definition of evangelism in US English:



  • 1The spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.

    • ‘Without these four activities, our witness and evangelism will be less effective.’
    • ‘The second problem is aggressive Christian evangelism.’
    • ‘Yet, the Baptist convention there brings Baptists together for evangelism and witness.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder that his work is being rediscovered in an America in which Christian evangelism is resurgent, and polls show that a majority believe in angels and demons?’
    • ‘His scholarly Bible translation, preaching and personal evangelism achieved a phenomenal amount for the kingdom of God.’
    • ‘She writes and speaks on the topics of evangelism, Christian education, and lay ministry.’
    • ‘The art and nature of personal evangelism were considered, showing it to be a Christian duty.’
    • ‘It should revitalize a grass-roots effort to truly make its case, not through Senators, but through personal relationships and church evangelism.’
    • ‘Firstly, revival cannot be separated from evangelism, and in fact the giving of the Holy Spirit has everything to do with evangelism and witness.’
    • ‘In America, a Methodist bishop said that Christian evangelism is arrogant and it can lead to hate crimes.’
    • ‘Why would proclamation of Jesus as a historical person assist Christian evangelism more than proclamation of a mythical figure?’
    • ‘They saw that Christian evangelism and ethics do not form a dichotomy; rather, the paradigm is yet more complex.’
    • ‘The above passage has a great deal to say about evangelism and missionary work.’
    • ‘This has implications for all sorts of areas of Christian life, including evangelism.’
    • ‘This is why personal evangelism was continuously an important vehicle for the gospel.’
    • ‘During these last six years we have been free to engage in evangelism and church-planting throughout Cambodia.’
    • ‘He views this as a lay ministry of evangelism as Christian and Turks intermingle within the conflicts of war.’
    • ‘He is in every sense a stereotypical representative of that Christian evangelism that really deserves the name of ‘fundamentalist’.’
    • ‘Is the ultimate goal of evangelism to preach the gospel as the Bible instructs?’
    • ‘Should monasteries be seen, in the second place, as contributing to the life of the wider church through evangelism and missionary work?’
    religious teaching, instruction, message
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    1. 1.1 Zealous advocacy of a cause.
      ‘I arrived in a state of high evangelism’
      • ‘From these studies, they pulled out the keys to creating customer evangelism for any company.’
      • ‘But advocates hope his evangelism for the initiatives will help them increase support from mainstream institutions.’
      • ‘What do these guys do that's so right that they're able to get this kind of customer evangelism going?’
      • ‘This is why customer reviews work so well commercially: evangelism is the feel-good alternative to a fee.’