What does the word evangel mean?

Usage examples for evangel

  1. She ended with a great sigh; and Hester thought if the unseen sister required the comfort of the one before her, whose evangel just uttered was as gloomy as herself, how very unhappy she must be. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. Warschauer, J., The New Evangel; Jesus: Seven Questions; Anti- Nunquam; Jesus or Christ? – Modern Substitutes for Christianity by Pearson McAdam Muir