[ 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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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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