Evanghelism, numit și creștinism evanghelic sau protestantism evanghelic, este o mișcare interconfesională mondială din cadrul creștinismului protestant care afirmă importanța centrală a faptului de a fi „născut din nou”, în care un individ experimentează convertirea personală; autoritatea Bibliei ca revelație a lui Dumnezeu pentru umanitate; și răspândirea mesajului creștin(en). Cuvântul evanghelic provine din cuvântul grecesc (euangelion) pentru „vestea bună”.
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- ^ „Evangelicals and Evangelicalism” (în English). University of Southern California. Accesat în .
At its most basic level, evangelical Christianity is characterized by a belief in the literal truth of the Bible, a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” the importance of encouraging others to be “born again” in Jesus and a lively worship culture. This characterization is true regardless the size of the church, what the people sitting in the pews look like or how they express their beliefs.
- ^ Sweet, Leonard I. (). The Evangelical Tradition in America (în English). Mercer University Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-86554-554-0.
...evangelical Christianity, which united by a common authority (the Bible), shared experience (new birth/conversion), and commitment to the same sense of duty (obedience to Christ through evangelism and benevolence).
- ^ Kidd, Thomas S. (). Who Is an Evangelical? (în English). Yale University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-300-24141-9.
What does it mean to be evangelical? The simple answer is that evangelical Christianity is the religion of the born again.
- ^ Stanley 2013, p. 11. . "As a transnational and transdenominational movement, evangelicalism had from the outset encompassed considerable and often problematic diversity, but this diversity had been held in check by the commonalities evangelicals on either side of the North Atlantic shared - most notably a clear consensus about the essential content of the gospel and a shared sense of the priority of awakening those who inhabited a broadly Christian environment to the urgent necessity of a conscious individual decision to turn to Christ in repentance and faith. Evangelicalism had maintained an ambiguous relationship with the structures of Christendom, whether those structures took the institutional form of a legal union between church and state, as in most of the United Kingdom, or the more elusive character that obtained in the United States, where the sharp constitutional independence of the church from state political rulership masked an underlying set of shared assumptions about the Christian (and indeed Protestant) identity of the nation. Evangelicals had differed over whether the moral imperative of national recognition of godly religion should also imply the national recognition of a particular church, but all had been agreed that being born or baptized within the boundaries of Christendom did not in itself make one a Christian."
- ^ „The Evangelical Manifesto – Os Guinness” (în engleză). Accesat în .
- ^ „Evangelical church | Definition, History, Beliefs, Key Figures, & Facts | Britannica”. www.britannica.com (în engleză). Accesat în .