|1.||[ noun ] (New Testament,religion,writing) four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings|
|Related terms:||sacred_text Luke Matthew John Mark Word_of_God New_Testament|
|2.||[ noun ] an unquestionable truth|
"his word was gospel"
|3.||[ noun ] (religion) the body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group|
|Synonyms:||creed church_doctrine religious_doctrine|
|Related terms:||doctrine belief Incarnation confession Immaculate_Conception real_presence Nicene_Creed ahimsa ecumenism|
|4.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a genre of a capella 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)|
|Related terms:||folk_music a_capella_singing soul doo-wop|
|5.||[ noun ] a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance|
"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"