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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: evangeliste, from Greek euangelion 'good news, gospel', from eu- 'good' + angelos 'someone who brings a message'

evangelist

noun
     
e‧van‧ge‧list [countable]
1RRC someone who travels to different places and tries to persuade people to become Christians
2

Evangelist

RRC one of the four writers of the books in the Bible called the Gospels
evangelism noun [uncountable]
evangelistic adjective:
his evangelistic work
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