(en noun )
A believer in Christianity.
* 2008 , Christopher Catherwood, Making War in the Name of God, Page 188
* 1997‘, Anne Field, ”From darkness to light: how one became a ”’Christian in the early church (ISBN 1888212063)
An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.
- thousands of people have been killed in recent years in violence between Muslims and Christians .
* religionist, theist, Abrahamist, People of the Book
(en proper noun )
found in England since the twelfth century.
of medieval usage, rare today.
(en adjective )
(not comparable) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.
(not comparable) Of, like or relating to Jesus Christ.
Kind, charitable; moral; (a term of approbation).
* 1824 , Susan Ferrier, The Inheritance
- That’s very Christian of you.
* 1854 , Nathaniel James Merriman, The Kafir, the Hottentot, and the frontier farmer (page 74)
- I cannot help thinking there are people in the world who are very tiresome, very impertinent, and very disagreeable; yet, I don’t think it would be a very Christian act were I to tell them so.
* 1859 , David W. Belisle, The American family Robinson (page 290)
- I must say I have seen him do a very Christian act at the Fish River. Some Kafir women were there eating; he begged of them; they refused to give him any food. I gave him some of the victuals we were enjoying, and he instantly broke the bread, and gave of it to these very Kafir women who had just refused any of theirs.
* 1867 , Henry Shepheard, Ithuriel’s spear; or, Is this Christianity? (page 118)
- “Besides this,” said the trapper, “it is hardly a Christian act to leave these two men to perish by the hands of the savages
* 1867? , Janet Robertson, Christine; or, Common-Place People
- So, in his esteem, an auto da fé” — an “act of faith,” as the words mean — is ”really an act of faith — an act of such faith as the author of “Ecce Homo” approves — a most Christian act — a most humane act
* 1981 , Mary Leader, Salem’s Children , ISBN 084390982X, page 82
- I have only been at home two days, and here I am come on the third to see you and Tiny, so it is not Christian of you — as my mother would say — to receive your dutiful grand-nephew in such an unkind manner
- “Why should I? It’s very Christian of you.” “People here do not think of me as a Christian, Mitti.” “I’d call it Christian charity,” I floundered. “You think Christians have a monopoly on charity?” she asked. “Well, no,” I stammered.
Use of the term “Christian” in the generalised approbative sense “kind, moral” may offend non-Christians.
(See also the pejorative use of “Jew”.)
* (kind) charitable, helpful, kind, neighborly/neighbourly, sweet (informal)
* (of or relating to Christianity or Christians) agnostic, atheist, heathen, non-Christian, pagan
* corrupt, immoral, improper, unjust, savage
* Christian name
* New Testament
* Old Testament
(en adjective )
Pertaining to the gospel(s) of the Christian New Testament
Pertaining to the doctrines or teachings of the Christian gospel or Christianity in general.
Protestant; specifically, designating European churches which were originally Lutheran rather than Calvinist.
Pertaining to a movement in Protestant Christianity that stresses personal conversion and the authority of the Bible (evangelicalism).
Pertaining to Islamic groups that are dedicated to dawah and preaching the Quran and sunnah.
* 1987 , Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Islamic Values in the United States: A Comparative Study , Page 10
- When the mosque came under the influence of an evangelical Muslim group (Jamaati Tableegh), the formerly congenial situation changed noticeably.
While evangelical may have all above meanings, it is often used now for meanings 4-5.
Evangelic has only the meanings 1-3 and is now used often to differentiate these meanings from evangelicalism.
(en noun )
A member of an evangelical church
An advocate of evangelicalism