A tradition within Protestant Christianity emphasizing active evangelism, personal conversion and faith experiences, and Scripture as the sole basis for theology and practice.
Evangelicalism is a tradition within Protestant Christianity characterized by an emphasis on active evangelism (converting others to the faith), personal conversion and faith experiences, and Scripture as the sole basis for theology and practice.
- Melton, John Gordon. “Evangelical church.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. "Evangelical church, any of the classical Protestant churches or their offshoots, but especially in the late 20th century, churches that stress the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, personal conversion experiences, Scripture as the sole basis for faith, and active evangelism (the winning of personal commitments to Christ)."