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EVANGELISM

Zealous preaching of the Gospel, commonly applied to persons or religious bodies that are dedicated to converting people to Christ. The term has this basic meaning of an outspoken proclamation of the Christian message, but it is also used in a negative sense by critics of an aggressive promotion of Christianity.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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