[Ads-l] Antedating of "Televangelism"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 14:37:01 UTC 2016


On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 7:26 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>
> This antedating is taken from the excellent although limited "Dictionary of
> Christianese" website:
>
> televangelism (OED 1960)
>
> 1958 L.A. Times (CA) (27 Sep.) 12 : Ahead is a big project, "Televangelism
> 1959." Scheduled to start in Jan. 1959, it will be supported by all
>  major Baptist bodies and will emphasize personal evangelism.

I noted this cite (and another from the same year) back in 2005:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2005-June/050902.html

--bgz

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