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televangelist

Line breaks: tele|van¦gel|ist
Pronunciation: /tɛlɪˈvan(d)ʒ(ə)lɪst
 
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(also tele-evangelist)

Definition of televangelist in English:

noun

chiefly North American
An evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television to promote beliefs and appeal for funds.
Example sentences
  • Today's religious airwaves are filled with radio and televangelists preaching the gospel of success.
  • We now know what happened with the televangelists.
  • A fiery televangelist recently testified to an ominous scenario in which God, in the Bible, is alerting faithful Bible readers to the awesome dangers of current and impending world events.

Derivatives

televangelical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • He said this tele-evangelical proclamation of the ‘good news’, centred on the individual is gradually eating away the fabric of Catholic life.
  • These churches engage in multiple business ventures from tele-evangelical services to lucrative music businesses and have slick websites offering ‘online shopping’.
  • Before any session, a remote controlled tele-evangelical advisor, in a video confession meeting, advises him on every matter and on every move.

televangelism

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Television and televangelism usually work through viewership.
  • His riffs on the starving in Africa, relationships, Jesus Christ and the woeful state of televangelism in America, and, ironically, drunk driving are still beloved of comedy fans everywhere.
  • But let's not forget that professional wrestling, hate radio and televangelism are extremely popular.

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