Evangelical (Spenser, 1666; Wesley, 1738)
This label denotes a movement in modern Anglo-American
Protestantism with European roots which emphasizes
personal commitment to Christ and the authority of the Bible.
The word "evangelical" simply means pertaining to the
= good news). The largest U.S.
Protestant body, the Southern Baptist Convention,
embraces evangelical tenets.
Others include Pentecostals, the Charismatic Renewal
(including Catholic Christians) and Black Baptist Churches.
A major evangelical publication is