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Terminology[ edit ] The word evangelical has its etymological roots in the Greek word for " gospel " or "good news": Martin Luther referred to the evangelische Kirche "evangelical church" to distinguish Protestants from Catholics in the Roman Catholic Church.
This usage is reflected in the names of Protestant denominations, such as the Evangelical Church in Germany a union of Lutheran and Reformed churches and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For example, the Times Literary Supplement refers to "the rise and fall of evangelical fervor within the Socialist movement".
To evangelicals, the central message of the gospel is justification by faith in Christ and repentanceor turning away, from sin.
Conversion differentiates the Christian from the non-Christian, and the change in life it leads to is marked by both a rejection of sin and a corresponding personal holiness of life. A conversion experience can be emotional, including grief and sorrow for sin followed by great relief at receiving forgiveness.
The stress on conversion differentiates evangelicalism from other forms of Protestantism by the associated belief that an assurance of salvation will accompany conversion.
Among evangelicals, individuals have testified to both sudden and gradual conversions. All evangelicals believe in biblical inspirationthough they disagree over how this inspiration should be defined. Many evangelicals believe in biblical inerrancywhile other evangelicals believe in biblical infallibility.
This is understood most commonly in terms of a substitutionary atonementin which Christ died as a substitute for sinful humanity by taking on himself the guilt and punishment for sin. This aspect of evangelicalism continues to be seen today in the proliferation of evangelical voluntary religious groups and parachurch organizations.
List of Christian denominations Together For the Gospel, an evangelical pastors' conference held biennially. Mahaneyand Mark Dever. As a trans-denominational movement, evangelicalism occurs in nearly every Protestant denomination and tradition.
The ReformedBaptistWesleyanPentecostalChurches of ChristPlymouth Brethrencharismatic Protestantand nondenominational Protestant traditions have all had strong influence within contemporary evangelicalism.
There are also evangelical Anglicans. Between and a mainstream evangelical consensus developed that sought to be more inclusive and more culturally relevant than fundamentalism, while maintaining conservative Protestant teaching. According to Brian Stanleyprofessor of world Christianitythis new postwar consensus is termed neo-evangelicalism, the new evangelicalism, or simply evangelicalism in the United States, while in Great Britain and in other English-speaking countries, it is commonly termed conservative evangelicalism.
Over the years, less-conservative evangelicals have challenged this mainstream consensus to varying degrees.
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