Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gospel

5 senses of gospel

Sense 1
Gospel, Gospels, evangel -- (the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings)
       => sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text -- (writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity)

Sense 2
gospel, gospel truth -- (an unquestionable truth; "his word was gospel")
       => truth, true statement -- (a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it")

Sense 3
gospel, gospel 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))
       => folk music, ethnic music, folk -- (the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community)

Sense 4
religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creed -- (the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group)
       => doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism -- (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Sense 5
gospel -- (a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed")
       => doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism -- (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

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