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Noun: gospel  gós-pul
  1. The written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    - religious doctrine, church doctrine, creed
     
  2. An unquestionable truth
    "his word was gospel";
    - gospel truth
     
  3. (a cappella singing) folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
    - gospel singing, gospel music
     
  4. A doctrine that is believed to be of great importance
    "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
Noun: Gospel
  1. The four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    - Gospels, evangel

Derived forms: Gospels, gospels

Type of: doctrine, ethnic music, folk, folk music, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing, school of thought, true statement, truth

Part of: New Testament

Encyclopedia: Gospel