The Gospel accourding to Luke.
- The definition of gospel is relating to information about Jesus.
An example of gospel used as an adjective is in the phrase "gospel music," which means songs of praise about Christ.
- The gospel is defined as the Christian teaching about the life of Jesus, the books in which this information is written, or other information which is said to be total truth.
An example of the gospel is the Book of Luke in the Bible.
- the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles; specif., the Christian doctrine of the redemption of man through Jesus as Christ
- the history of the life and teachings of Jesus
- any of the first four books of the New Testament
- an excerpt from any of these books read in a religious service
- anything proclaimed or accepted as the absolute truthalso gospel truth
- any doctrine or rule widely or ardently maintained
- an evangelistic Protestant religious music, esp. a kind that evolved from spirituals and the black churches in the U.S.; also, a melismatic singing style characteristic of black gospel, often employing antiphonal patterns
Origin of gospelMiddle English godspell, gospel (with assimilated -d-) ; from Old English g?dspel, origin, originally , good story, good news: intended as translated, translation of Ecclesiastical Late Latin evangelium (see evangel), tidings, but later by shortening of o it became g?dspel as if ; from god, God + spel, story
- of or having to do with the gospel or evangelism
- of or having to do with gospel music
- often Gospel The proclamation of the redemption preached by Jesus and the Apostles, which is the central content of Christian revelation.
- a. Gospel Bible One of the first four New Testament books, describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and recording his teaching.b. A similar narrative.
- often Gospel A lection from any of the first four New Testament books included as part of a religious service.
- A teaching or doctrine of a religious teacher.
- Music Gospel music.
- Something, such as an idea or principle, accepted as unquestionably true: My parents' rules were gospel.
- often Gospel Of or in accordance with the Gospel; evangelical.
- Of or relating to gospel music.
Origin of gospelMiddle English, from Old English g&omacron;dspel (ultimately translation of Greek euangelion) : g&omacron;d, good; see good + spel, news.
- The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, concerned with the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.
- An account of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.
- A message expected to have positive reception or effect.
- (Protestantism) the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments
- (uncountable) gospel music
- (uncountable) That which is absolutely authoritative (definitive).
(third-person singular simple present gospels, present participle gospelling, simple past and past participle gospelled)
- (obsolete) To instruct in the gospel.
From Middle English gospel, gospell, godspel, godspell, goddspell, from Old English godspel (“gospel, glad tidings; one of the four gospels”), corresponding to god + spell (“talk, tale, story”), believed to be an alteration of earlier *gōdspell (literally “good news”), used to translate ecclesiastical Latin bona annuntiatio, itself a translation of Ecclesiastical Latin evangelium / Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion, “evangel”, literally “good news”). Compare Old Saxon godspel, godspell (“gospel”), Old High German gotspel (“gospel”), Icelandic guðspjall (“gospel”).