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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
gospel (noun)
1.
a) often capitalized the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation
b) capitalized one of the first four New Testament books telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ , also a similar apocryphal book
c) an interpretation of the Christian message - the social gospel
2.
capitalized a lection from one of the New Testament Gospels
3.
the message or teachings of a religious teacher
4.
something accepted or promoted as infallible truth or as a guiding principle or doctrine - took her words as gospel spreading the gospel of conservation R. M. Hodesh
5.
gospel music
gospel (adjective)
1.
a) having a basis in or being in accordance with the gospel - evangelical ordained to the gospel ministry Christian Century
b) marked by special or fervid emphasis on the gospel - a gospel meeting
2.
of, relating to, or being religious songs of American origin associated with evangelism and popular devotion and marked by simple melody and harmony and elements of folk songs and blues
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
gospel (noun)
the basic beliefs or guiding principles of a person or group
SYNONIMS:
credo, doctrine, dogma, gospel, ideology ( idealogy), philosophy, testament
RELATED WORDS:
manifesto; metaphysic, theory; axiom, tenet, watchword
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