Definition of kerygma in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈrɪɡmə/

noun (plural kerygmata /kəˈrɪɡmətə/)

The preaching or proclamation of the Christian gospel: our historical knowledge of Jesus validates the Christian kerygma
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  • The process of mutuality begins with valuing the context of God's people in which the kerygma has been preached.
  • Discard the myths in which biblical stories are wrapped and hold on to the kerygma to which they point.
  • This is simply untrue as kerygma and woefully inadequate for churches to teach as social ethics.


Late 19th century: from Greek kērugma, from kērussein 'proclaim'.

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