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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gospel.
 
A panacea; a scheme to bring about some promised reform; a beau ideal. Of course the theological word is the Anglo-Saxon godspell, i.e. God and spel (a story), a translation of the Greek evangelion, the good story.   1
        “Mr. Carnegie’s gospel is the very thing for the transition period from social heathendom to social Christianity.”—Nineteenth Century (March, 1891. p. 380).
 


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