evangelism

If you've ever seen a street preacher, you know what evangelism is — it's the enthusiastic sharing of a religious belief.

You can use the noun evangelism to talk about the spreading of any idea that someone is passionate about, but it most often describes the Christian gospels specifically. Many branches of Christianity include evangelism as an important part of their religious practice — it's vital not just to believe, but to spread those beliefs among as many people as possible. Missionaries, who travel to foreign countries to convert people to Christianity, practice evangelism too.

Definitions of evangelism
  1. noun
    zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
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    types:
    televangelism
    evangelism at a distance by the use of television
    type of:
    discourse, preaching, sermon
    an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
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