The movement has long had a presence in the Anglosphere before spreading further afield in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries. Its origins are usually traced to , with various theological streams contributing to its foundation, including Pietism , Puritanism , Presbyterianism and Moravianism in particular its bishop Nicolaus Zinzendorf and his community at Herrnhut. Today, evangelicals are found across many Protestant branches, as well as in various denominations not subsumed to a specific branch. The movement gained great momentum during the 18th and 19th centuries with the Great Awakenings in Great Britain and the United States. In , there were an estimated million evangelicals in the world, meaning that one in four Christians would be classified as evangelical.
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The nativity of Jesus , nativity of Christ , birth of Christ or birth of Jesus is described in the Biblical gospels of Luke and Matthew. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea , his mother Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph , who was descended from King David and was not his biological father, and that his birth was caused by divine intervention. The nativity is the basis for the Christian holiday of Christmas on December 25, and plays a major role in the Christian liturgical year.