evangelical vs evangelistic what difference

what is difference between evangelical and evangelistic



evangelic +‎ -al, from Old French evangelique, from Latin evangelium, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euangélion, good news)


  • IPA(key): /iːvænˈdʒɛlɪkəl/


evangelical (comparative more evangelical, superlative most evangelical)

  1. Pertaining to the doctrines or teachings of the Christian gospel or Christianity in general.
  2. Pertaining to the gospel(s) of the Christian New Testament.
  3. Protestant; specifically Lutheran and Calvinist churches in continental Europe as well as their offshoots in North America.
  4. Pertaining to a movement in Protestant Christianity that stresses personal conversion and the authority of the Bible (evangelicalism).
  5. Pertaining to Islamic groups that are dedicated to dawah and preaching the Quran and sunnah.
  6. Zealously enthusiastic.

Usage notes

While evangelical may have all the above meanings, it is often used now for meaning 4.

Evangelic has only the meanings 1-3 and is now used often to differentiate these meanings from evangelicalism.


  • evangelic


  • antievangelical
  • nonevangelical



evangelical (plural evangelicals)

  1. A member of an evangelical church
  2. An advocate of evangelicalism

Derived terms

  • evangelicalism
  • evangelically
  • evangelicalness

Related terms

  • evangel
  • evangelise
  • evangeliser
  • evangelism
  • evangelist
  • evangelistic
  • evangelistical
  • evangelistically
  • evangelize
  • evangelizer


  • Evangelical on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



evangelist +‎ -ic


  • IPA(key): /ɪˌvænd͡ʒəˈlɪstɪk/


evangelistic (comparative more evangelistic, superlative most evangelistic)

  1. Pertaining to evangelism or evangelists; spreading the gospel.
  2. Pertaining to the Evangelical school.
  3. (colloquial) Characterised by enthusiasm and a desire to communicate belief.
    I was pretty evangelistic about the merits of working in a small team.

Related terms

  • evangelistically

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