Gospel music ( gospel of English , in Portuguese , " gospel " ) 1 or Gospel music is composed and produced music genre to express a belief , individual or communal , Christian .
Like other forms of Christian music the creation, performance , influence and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context . Gospel music is written and performed for many reasons , from the aesthetic pleasure with religious or ceremonial reasons , or as an entertainment product for the commercial market . However , a theme of gospel music is praise , worship or thanks to God , Christ or the Holy Spirit .
In English, " gospel " , derived from the old English "God -spell " which means good tidings , or good news , in Portuguese , "good news , " alluding to the biblical Gospel that tells us the " good new to the world " - ie the coming of Christ to the world - the books of the Canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark , Luke and John a literary translation of the Greek word for the English euangelion I - "good " - angelion "message" , which means in Portuguese , good message . " Originally , the Greek Classical angelion referring to tip that gave the messenger who delivered one ( I = good ) message ( " the old mail " ) , but since the years of Christ the word was coined in meaning of " message." Greek word evangelion is also the source of the term " evangelist " . authors of canonical Christian gospels are known as evangelists . Generally , in the United States , the term gospel is a reference to the kind of work antiga.2 Christian literature