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  2. Evangelicalism (/ ˌ iː v æ n ˈ dʒ ɛ l ɪ k əl ɪ z əm, ˌ ɛ v æ n-,-ə n-/), also called evangelical Christianity or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide interdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity that emphasizes the centrality of sharing the "good news" of Christianity, being "born again" in which an individual ...

  3. Mar 14, 2018 · A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist. Evangelicalism is one of the largest and most dynamic forms of Christianity in the...

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  4. Feb 20, 2024 · Evangelical church, any of the classical Protestant churches or their offshoots but especially, since the late 20th century, churches that stress the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, personal conversion experiences, Scripture as the sole basis for faith, and active evangelism.

  5. Evangelicalism is a vibrant and diverse faith community united by a shared commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Explore the core theological convictions, rich traditions, and distinct characteristics that define Evangelicals.

    • Where Does “Evangelicalism” Come from?
    • What Is American Evangelicalism?
    • What Does Fundamentalism Have to Do with Evangelicalism?
    • Why Has Evangelicalism Become unpopular?
    • Where Is Evangelicalism Now?

    Evangelicalism, and its shorter form evangelical, come from the ancient Greek euangelion. The New American Standard Lexicontranslates euangelion as “a reward for good tidings.” In the New Testament, euangelion refers to the good news of Jesus the Messiah bringing God’s kingdom to earth, dying for humanity’s sins, and making salvation possible. Many...

    While evangelicalism has a wider use explained above, it has become a name for a specific American religious movement. Today, if you’re reading a study on evangelicalism, the author usually means something more specific: American White Anglo-Saxon Protestants with theologically and politically conservative (i.e., Republican) views. Gerald R. McDerm...

    In the late 19th-century, American Christians became concerned about society and churches drifting from the gospel. The Scopes Trial had legalized teaching evolution in American public schools, which worried creationists. German higher criticism scholarship had begun questioning the supernatural elements in the Bible. In response, many Christian le...

    At this point, you may be wondering why most Generation X (born in 1965-1980) and younger Christians have downplayed calling themselves evangelicals. Writers like David P. Gushee have written books titled After Evangelicalism. Gospel Coalition contributors have written articles about “the evangel is timeless, evangelicalism is not.” How did evangel...

    By the mid-2000s, evangelicalism was in a tough spot. Many evangelicals had discovered they were automatically “dangerous liberals” if they wanted to apply New Testament teachings on loving “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) to seeking policies that help senior citizens, racial minorities, and people with disabilities. Christians whose artistic s...

  6. Jan 27, 2020 · CT discusses key distinctives of evangelical belief, identity, and spirituality. What does it mean to be evangelical? The term, without a doubt, is widely misunderstood and frequently ...

  7. Aug 4, 2021 · Evangelicalism is a Protestant Christian movement that emphasizes the Bible, conversion, born-again experience and social activism. Learn about its origins, diversity, political engagement and challenges from a scholar of religion in America.

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