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gospel

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3 meanings
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1  —as in:
gospel of the Bible
Definition the religious teachings of Jesus

or:

one of the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
  • The earliest surviving complete copy of the gospels dates back to the 4th century.
gospels = books in the New Testament that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She quoted from the Gospel of John.
  • gospel = a book from the New Testament that Christians believe tells the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
  • They claim faith, but this is not what the gospel teaches.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • gospel = religious teachings
  • The missionaries spent their first four or five nights in the marketplace, and went into the village in the morning to preach the gospel.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • gospel = religious teachings of Jesus
  • Then her eyes lit up, and she said, "Well, one time Big Mama told me she went out to the hives on Christmas Eve and heard the bees singing the words of the Christmas story right out of the gospel of Luke."
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • gospel = a book in the New Testament that Christian's believe tells the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
  • A youngster who, but a few years ago, believed in Cornelius Agrippa as firmly as in the gospel, has now set himself at the head of the university; and if he is not soon pulled down, we shall all be out of countenance.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • gospel = the religious teachings of Jesus
  • And since Mr. Dimmesdale had taken her in charge, the good grandam's chief earthly comfort—which, unless it had been likewise a heavenly comfort, could have been none at all—was to meet her pastor, whether casually, or of set purpose, and be refreshed with a word of warm, fragrant, heaven-breathing Gospel truth, from his beloved lips, into her dulled, but rapturously attentive ear.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • gospel = religious teachings of Jesus
  • The story is told in the gospel of John:
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • gospel = one of the four books in the New Testament that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
  • Do you read the Gospel, Mr. Proctor?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • gospel = the religious teachings of Jesus from the Bible
  • He supposed that the intent of the Gospels was to teach people, among other things, to be merciful, even to the lowest of the low.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
gospels = one of the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that Christians believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings

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2  —as in:
they consider it gospel
Definition a set of beliefs firmly held by a group

or:

an unquestionable truth
  • I heard her story, but I don't take it as gospel.
gospel = an unquestionable truth
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She takes it as gospel.
  • gospel = an unquestionable truth
  • McCandless could endeavor to explain that he answered to statutes of a higher order, that as a latter-day adherent of Henry David Thoreau, he took as gospel the essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" and thus considered it his moral responsibility to flout the laws of the state.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • gospel = unquestioned truth
  • I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • gospel = a set of beliefs firmly held by a group
  • And that's Gospel.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • gospel = an unquestionable truth
  • "And that makes it gospel truth," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • gospel = an unquestionable truth
  • You can't make such discoveries without spiritual equipment. And the basic elements of this equipment are in the Gospels. What are they? To begin with, love of one's neighbor, which is the supreme form of vital energy.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
gospels = unquestioned truths

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3  —as in:
gospel music
Definition a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
  • She sings gospel music at church.
gospel = a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • All I heard growing up was gospel, blues, and jazz.
  • gospel = a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
  • It wasn't a gospel tune exactly, but it carried all the personality of one.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • gospel = a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
  • We didn't like for him to listen to the radio, either; 'less he was listening to gospel music on Sundays.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • gospel = a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
  • A sign announced a gospel sing at the Mount Zion Baptist Church that took place back in 1957, if anyone wanted to know.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
gospel = a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States

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