Aren't they both focused on converting people? What's the difference?

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is question for the dictionary. See proselytize and evangelize.
    – Flimzy
    Nov 4 '14 at 20:26

Evangelism is Christian proselytizing

To proselytize means to attempt to convert a person from one religion to another. To evangelize means to proselytize for Christianity.


What is the difference between evangelizing and proselytizing?

Gospel = euaggelion = good news

Evangelist = euaggelistēs = one who heralds or proclaims the good news

Proselytize is not in the Bible. Proselytizing exceeds the definition of proclaim by going into the realm of salesmanship and even coercion.

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