evangelist

e*van"gel*ist

(*vn"jl*st), n. [F. vangliste, L. evangelista, fr. Gr. e'yaggelisth`s.] A bringer of the glad tidings of Church and his doctrines. Specifically: (a) A missionary preacher sent forth to prepare the way for a resident pastor; an itinerant missionary preacher. (b) A writer of one of the four Gospels (With the definite article); as, the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (c) A traveling preacher whose efforts are chiefly directed to arouse to immediate repentance.
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The Apostles, so far as they evangelized, might claim the title though there were many evangelists who were not Apostles.
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