[ ki-rig-muh ]
/ kɪˈrɪg mə /
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noun, plural ke·ryg·ma·ta [ki-rig-muh-tuh]. /kɪˈrɪg mə tə/.
the preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the manner of the early church.
the content or message of such preaching.
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Also ke·rug·ma [ki-ruhg-muh]. /kɪˈrʌg mə/.
Origin of kerygma
1885–90; <Greek kḗrygma proclamation, preaching, equivalent to kēryk-, stem of kērýssein to proclaim + -ma resultative noun suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM kerygmaker·yg·mat·ic [ker-ig-mat-ik], /ˌkɛr ɪgˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use kerygma in a sentence
In this connection also, he here and there regards all articles of the Kerygma as of fundamental significance.
The hesitancy about the details of the Kerygma, only shews the general uncertainty which at that time prevailed.
British Dictionary definitions for kerygma
/ (ˌkeˈriːɡmə) /
Christianity the essential news of Jesus, as preached by the early Christians to elicit faith rather than to educate or instruct
Word Origin for kerygma
from Greek: preaching, proclamation
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